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THE 14-YEAR DIFFERENCE
IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN
METRO CHICAGO IS
RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE MEANS SHORTER & LESS HEALTHY LIVES
Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale
- World Health Organization
Source: Final Report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Racism is not simply the construction of racial groups, it's the creation of hierarchy to justify and prop up an ideological and political system of power
- Dr. Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
Equity means justice. Health equity means justice in health.
- Dr. Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Source: "What is health equity?"