Why is Health Equity important in Public Health?

PODCAST 1: Equity or Equality: Why is health equity important to public health?

They may sound similar, but equity and equality mean different things to health researchers.

In this introductory podcast, Martha Vazquez Corona (Gender and Women’s Health Unit) introduces us to the directors of the Centre for Health Equity, Professor Richard Chenhall (Health, Humanities and Social Sciences Unit) and Associate Professor Cathy Vaughan (Gender and Women’s Health Unit), where they reflect on their very different journeys into health equity. In this episode, Richard and Cathy clarify the distinction between health equity and health equality. What is the difference? And why does it matter to those interested in the health of marginalised communities?

For more information, please follow us on Twitter (@HlthEquityMDHS) or visit our website (https://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/centre-for-health-equity).

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Ruth Hentschel


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