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County's Focus on Health Equity Saving Lives


Last updated 11/18/2021 at 1:26pm

By José A. Álvarez

County of San Diego Communications Office

This goal has been a priority for the County Health and Human Services Agency for over a decade, but it has gained new attention as part of efforts to address the full spectrum of social justice.

Health equity is making sure social position doesn’t prevent people from reaching their full health potential.

HHSA established the Chronic Disease and Health Equity Unit to create environments and policies to help all residents thrive and minimize the impact of chronic diseases.

The unit works with residents, schools, businesses, an...

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