From Concepts to Practice: Health Equity, Health Inequities, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health

This module is meant to give the participant a broad overview of health equity, health inequities, health disparities and social determinants of health. It reviews definitions of each as well as examples based on the standards of Healthy People 2020. It also provides suggestions for action for public health professionals.


This module was developed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity.


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If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).