10 Essentials of Public Health Services
The 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities. Such barriers include poverty, racism, gender discrimination, ableism, and other forms of oppression. Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
To learn more about the 10 Essentials of Public Health Services, go to the CDC's EPHS webpage.
Social Determinants of Health
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. SDOH are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources throughout local communities, nations, and the world. Differences in these conditions lead to health inequities or the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.
Learn more about the Social Determinants of Health from the Healthy People 2030 Initiative.
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