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Together, everyone can reach their full potential

Addressing health inequities in Orange County requires systemic changes backed by data and achieved through collective action.

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Community Partner Profile

The Equity in OC (EiOC) Initiative Community Partner Profile will help the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Office of Population Health and Equity (OPHE) create a snapshot of individuals/community members and organizations throughout Orange County who are committed to creating systemic change for the betterment of our county. Even though completing an EiOC Initiative Community Partner Profile is voluntary, submitting an EiOC Initiative Community Partner Profile gives you the ability to vote in EiOC Initiative-related items.

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  • OC Equity Taskforce
  • Social Determinants of Health Action Areas
  • Population Health Equity Collectives

Removing inequities to improve health across the board.

Health inequities are avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether the groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically. Throughout Orange County we see differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment due to these inequities.

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Equity is...

the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether the groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically.  Health inequities involve more than inequality with respect to health determinants such as access to the resources needed to improve and maintain health which can determine health outcomes.

- World Health Organization (WHO)

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 inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)