APHA’S 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo November 10, 2018
2018 Theme — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now
Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA. By health equity, we mean everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Health equity is a health, economic, human rights and social justice issue that calls for fairness. Health equity addresses inclusion along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and disability.
How do we achieve health equity? We value all people equally. We optimize the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, learn and age. We work with other sectors to address the factors that influence health, including employment, housing, education, health care, public safety and food access.
To become the healthiest nation, we must eliminate health disparities and dismantle the systems and structures that prevent individuals and communities from reaching their full potential.