What do we mean when we say health equity?

Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, free of avoidable and unfair differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or by other means. We believe that every person, family and community deserve a fair opportunity to live a long, health life, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level or gender identification.

The Foundation uses a social determinants of health framework to improve population health and achieve equitable health outcomes throughout the geographic area we serve. By paying attention to the root causes of inequality in our community, the Foundation is able to target investments, convening, policy and communications work where they can have the greatest impact.

As part of our mission, the Foundation will work to raise community awareness about health equity—what it means, why it matters and how we can work together to achieve it.

Because change only happens when we take action.

Learn more about the Social Determinants of Health.

We created this video to explain our focus on health equity in Pinellas County: