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The Equity in OC Initiative “Shared Definitions” is an evolving guidance to support our community members in their work to develop a common and shared language and understanding of health and racial equity. As with equity itself, developing equitable language is a process that is constantly undergoing change and requires adaptability and flexibility. These shared definitions, developed by the member representatives of the Public Health Alliance of Southern California from the perspective of individuals who live and work in the Southern California area, can be used to support the community’s work to develop a shared understanding of the terms and language often used in the context of discussing health and racial equity. These shared definitions should be seen as a starting point, not an end point, to the development of a local understanding of “health and racial equity terms” and their definitions in partnership with local communities most impacted by health and racial inequities.

- The Public Health Alliance of Southern California