Equity vs. Equality is one of the most fundamental discrepancies found in the realm of heath disparities. We often tend to use these terms interchangeably, but they actually promote two different concepts. 

Health equality promotes everyone receiving the same resources

Health equity ensures that each person has what they need to access these resources



Health equity ensures that all people maintain their right to health, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, or any other categorical characteristic.


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