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Health Equity

We’re glad you’re here

Health equity means that everyone has a fair, equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Achieving this requires removing obstacles to health and wellness, such as poverty and discrimination, especially for those who have historically faced health inequities based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, poverty, geography/transportation, citizenship status, or religion/beliefs.

Health equity also includes providing access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and quality health care.

Our Commitment to Health Equity

Understanding what health equity means in practice is a lifelong journey and we’re grateful to be on it with you.

Silver Thread Public Health is committed to creating a culture of belonging for everyone.

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whoever you pray to or vote for, whoever you love, however you look on the outside, whatever abilities and disabilities you hold in your body, we are committed to ensuring the Silver Thread Public Health District is a place where you can thrive.

That is our vision for our communities, and we acknowledge that we still have much work to do.

As we continue to learn and unlearn together, we share the following resources in support of the Silver Thread becoming a place where EVERYONE can thrive.

Join us on our health equity learning journey

Systems that consciously or unconsciously generate inequality, contribute to public health crises. 

We invite you to join us in this lifelong process of working towards health equity for all.

What can you do to advance health equity?

As we continue to learn and unlearn together, there are three different ways you can help the Silver Thread district become a place where everyone can thrive:


Get curious! Ask questions, explore, learn, and unlearn. Moving towards true equity is a personal reflective journey for each of us. If you’re confused, these resources are here to help answer your questions and help us grow together.


For companies and organizations, it can be difficult to start asking questions and evaluating how you approach things. Do you create a welcoming space for all? Does your organization feel like a place where people of diverse lived experiences can thrive?

We’re here to partner with your organization as we learn together, providing you with the guidance, support, and resources you need to help start conversations about health equity within your organization.


As a community, we’re currently in a period of transition and learning. If you’d like to host an event to help those around you explore the topics raised on this website around health equity, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help you with the resources you need.


Our Health Equity Learning Center