Health Equity

Health Equity is defined as reaching the highest level of health for all people. This means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to reach the highest level of health regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language, or any other cause that affects access to care and health outcomes.

You cannot reach health equity without getting rid of health disparities. These are the differences in health outcomes among groups of people. They come from:

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including housing, food insecurity, lack of transportation, utility help needs, and interpersonal safety.

To address the wide range of health equity and what needs to be done to reach it, Colquitt Regional has done the following:

Access to quality healthcare is one key in reducing health disparities, but health is more than just disease or illness. Health Equity will be achieved when everyone is given the ability to meet their full health potential.


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Katie Beth Hall, MBA, MHA

Health Equity Coordinator