Achieving 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.¹

Why is Achieving Health Equity Important?

Providing equitable care means considering a person’s circumstances, culture, and beliefs so services can be delivered to allow people to achieve optimal health. If all aspects of a person’s life are not considered amidst their overall health, they may experience health disparities resulting in worse outcomes and thus a poorer quality of life. Health disparities are not just harmful, but expensive.

Great Plains QIN will work within healthcare communities to increase opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make. Access resources and related news stories below.

  1. CMS Health Equity 

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