PA Training Center for Health Equity
Established in 2021, the PA AHEC Training Center for Health Equity provides resources, tools, and training to advance health equity.
What Is Health Equity?
Achieving health equity means that everyone has the opportunity to be their healthiest self. It also means that no one is stopped from achieving their full health potential because of race, gender, location, or other social factors. When talking about equity it is important to note the difference between equity and equality. The picture below demonstrates this difference, with the top photo showing that everyone has equal access to the same bike. As we can quickly see, while they all have access to the same resource, the bike does not fit the needs of each individual. The bottom photo demonstrates equity, where each person's needs have been taken into consideration and they have all received the resources they need to participate.