Health equity means that everyone has a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This necessitates eliminating hurdles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences. Addressing social determinants of health is a crucial method to attaining health equity.
What is Health Equity? The attainment of the highest level of health for all people, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language, or other factors that affect access to care and health outcomes.
Who is involved? ACMH is partnering with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance health equity by participating in programs that support health for all the people served by our programs, eliminating avoidable differences in health outcomes experienced by people who are disadvantaged or underserved, and providing the care and support that our patients need to thrive. CMS FRAMEWORK FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Why is it important? Health inequities systematically put populations who are already socially disadvantaged (for example, by virtue of being poor, female, or members of a disenfranchised racial, ethnic, or religious group) at further disadvantage with respect to their health. ACMH is working to achieve Health Equity by addressing economic, social, and other obstacles to health and health care; and working towards eliminating preventable health disparities.
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We are here to discuss the impact of these factor in your life, and more importantly, provide you with resources and assistance to aid in addressing and overcoming them. Opening this line of communication helps us help you, and we look forward to talking with you about these and other health-related issues.