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    Embrace Equity

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | March 5th, 2023

    Embrace Equity

    We have all heard it from our healthcare provider; you must eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and exercise to be healthy. What happens if you live in a food desert without access to fresh fruits and vegetables? What happens if you live in an area with a high crime rate? It might not be safe to walk in your neighborhood. Advising on eating fruits and vegetables and getting exercise is providing equal advice. Taking the time to discover the barriers to eating fruits and vegetables, getting exercise, and seeing what can be done to eliminate those barriers is equity.

    International Women’s Day is Wednesday, March 8th, and the theme this year is “Embrace Equity.” We all need to be part of the conversation, and it starts by understanding the difference between equality and equity. Although the words are related, equality and equity are not the same. You cannot embrace equity until you genuinely understand the difference between equality and equity. Eliminating healthcare disparity is about understanding the difference between equality and equity.

    Click here to read more about International Day – “Embrace Equity.” Listen to the videos and get some ideas on how to “Embrace Equity.”

    Equality is giving everyone a shoe. Equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits.”

    2 Responses to “Embrace Equity”

    1. Linda K. Jackson says:

      Love, love, LOVE this!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!! I will definitely be forwarding this to family, extended family, friends and associates, both female and male!!!!

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