Slide 31. "Inequities in health...".

Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color

Slide 31. "Inequities in health...".

"[I]nequities in health [and] avoidable health inequalities arise because of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. The conditions in which people live and die are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces."

World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (2008).


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