Health Equity is a Civil Rigths Issue

SGRead Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy’s comments on social determinants of health and health equity during his swearing in as Surgeon General on April 22, 2015:

“Today in America, who you are, where you come from and whom you love plays too big a role in determining your health. Being poor – which affects one in five children – is too great a factor in determining who is healthy and who is not.”

“To put it simply: health equity is a civil rights issue.”

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