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The goal of health equity is everybody having the same opportunity to improve their health.
A health disparity is a preventable difference between different groups of people in
Populations affected by health disparities contend with social, economic, and environmental disadvantages. For some groups of people, health disparities are also a legacy of discrimination, exclusion, and/or policy.
Image credits: Resized "scales" by Kristen Gee, available from Noun Project, licensed under CC BY. Resized & colored "Health Services" symbol by SEGD available from Healthcare Symbols "for use in your projects." Graphics modified by Nancy R. Curtis.
Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) data briefs & analyses include a statewide view of rural health, rural health profiles of each county, and more: