"Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to 'attain his or her full health potential' and no one is 'disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.'
Health disparities or inequities, are types of unfair health differences closely linked with social, economic or environmental disadvantages that adversely affect groups of people. Health equity doesn’t mean everyone gets the same things. It means everyone gets what they need in order to be successful.
Your community environment nurtures your health
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Plumas County’s Tobacco Use Reduction Program works hand in hand with the 20,000 Lives Coalition to locate health disparities in the county and work towards total equality.
To learn more about 20,000 Lives, click here.