Health Equity

Our Vision for Health Equity

Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Our Guiding Principles for Health Equity

Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles:

  • We value all people equally.
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity-building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other -isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.

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