The health of each of us affects the health of all of us. It’s easier for healthy people to learn, to work, to raise a family, and to give back. The more of us who are healthy, the less of a price we all pay.
Most Delawareans agree that everyone deserves a fair and equal chance for health. We’re getting closer, but we still have some gaps to close, mostly with families with low incomes and families of color.
Health equity means creating that fair and equal chance. It takes more than personal choices. It takes communities where streets and housing are safe, where transportation is good, where there is plenty of fresh food and parks to make sure that everyone has their chance to thrive.