Mission, Vision, and Values for the Equity Department:
Our mission is to cultivate equity throughout the agency and the community.
Our vision is equitable outcomes and quality of services for all members of the community.
Our core values are Bravery, Respect, and Empathy for our Communities.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides the following definition: “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”
Equity vs Equality
Equity is not the same as equality. Equality focuses on sameness, while equity focuses on fairness. Providing the same resources, opportunities, or services to everyone does not always mean that everyone will experience the same results. Focusing on equity acknowledges the differences in access to resources and quality care among different populations. Understanding and addressing those differences creates a community where everyone can reach their full health potential.
View the latest food inspection scores for restaurants near you with our interactive map.
Contact one of our six health care centers. Check for hours of operation, emergency contact information, and locations.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Become a member of our Lincoln Trail District Health Department team. View our available career and internship openings.