Let's Talk: Health equity
Download the first in the “Let’s Talk” series, a small collection designed to promote discussion and understanding of how key concepts in health equity apply in public health practice.
This document explores the concept of health equity and how it applies to public health practice, offering explanations to clarify the meaning of related terms, such as health inequity and health inequality. The discussion questions at the end were designed to spark dialogue, reflection, and action—in lunch room and staff meeting settings—to address the social determinants of health.
Use this resource to:
- Learn how terms like health inequalities, social inequalities in health, and health inequities are used in public health practice
- Initiate discussions about how social justice values apply to public health work
- Explore key health equity concepts with your colleagues
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2013). Let’s Talk: Health equity. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.
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- Let’s Talk: Populations and the power of language
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