RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE MEANS SHORTER & LESS HEALTHY LIVES
Are you passionate about doing the real work to create social justice in health? Are you curious about the work being done by CHE Cook County? Do you have a few hours to contrubute to building a "fair health movement?" Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to be a part of a national network of 19 teams across the US confronting unfair, preventable and unjust health inequities?
Contact CHE Cook County at or
708-633-8314. Please join us at our Steering Committee meeting.
The Steering Committee leads workgroups in the areas of
THE 14-YEAR DIFFERENCE
IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN
METRO CHICAGO IS
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
Equity means justice. Health equity means justice in health.
- Dr. Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Source: "What is health equity?"
Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale
- World Health Organization