An equitable health care system is one where all voices have been heard and considered in its design, implementation, and evaluation. However, many people are currently excluded from these efforts—they’ve been systematically denied an equitable seat at the proverbial table.
Gricelda Zamora, de trece años, era como muchos niños cuyos padres hablan el inglés limitado: ella era la intérprete para su familia. Cuando ella desarrolló un dolor abdominal severo, sus padres la llevaron al hospital.
I hear the term “minority” used a lot, but it is not one that I—or Center for Health Progress—will use when talking about people of color or women.
The peer-to-peer support models promote leadership that is rooted in the idea that communities have a better chance of reaching their goals for health if they are operating and advocating themselves.
At the end of the day, the health care problem isn’t crying in their laps. And the economy isn’t asking them for new sneakers. Violence isn’t attending the same schools as their kids.