Most times, when people think about what makes a healthy community, they think primarily about access to a good doctor or a hospital. They may also think about the presence of parks or playgrounds or the quality of the air. These are definitely important, but probably more important to one’s health are aspects of their community that don’t immediately come to mind.
Health disparities continue to be a major public health issue in the United States. Various definitions for the concept of health disparities exist. As noted by the CDC, “health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations.”
Many of us are under the impression that wellness and balance in our lives are elusive! As soon as we gain some level of control in one area, another seems to protest.
People often toss around the word empowerment in the workplace without understanding the true meaning.
In this KHA Q&A, Senior Program Associate Sara Padilla shares the role racial equity has taken in her life, from the time she was born to the work she does now.
In this KHA Q&A, Director of Programs Vanessa Farrell reflects on the value of collaboration and the feeling of seeing people who look like her at the decision-making table.