Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Health Equity



Equity:  (From HealthyPeople 2020)

Health Equity: Attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Health Equity means efforts to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.  Learn more from our Health Equity Framework

Health Inequities: Differences in health that are avoidable, unfair, and unjust. Health inequities are affected by social, economic, and environmental conditions. Learn more about what affects health inequities.

Health Disparities: Differences in health outcomes among groups of people. Learn more about what affects health disparities.

Local Resources

Saving Our Babies: Low Birthweight Engagement Final Report - Foundation for Black Women's Wellness

Dane County LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Profile - Public Health Madison Dane County

Application of the Equity & Empowerment Lens for Facilitators and Learners© - Jennifer Edgoose, MD, UW SMPH Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (video)

Racism is a Public Health Crisis Declaration - Wisconsin Public Health Association

Race to Equity Report - Kids Forward

National Resources

Health Equity Curricular Toolkit - American Academy of Family Physicians

Unequal Treatment:  Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare - Institute of Medicine

Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black & Minority Health - US Department of Health & Human Services

Unnatural Causes...is Inequality Making Us Sick? - National Association of County and City Health Officials (videos)