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Office of Health Equity
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
The Office of Health Equity’s vision is for all disadvantaged, marginalized, and diverse populations in Erie County, who presently experience higher rates of poor health outcomes, to achieve maximum health and wellness.
The Office of Health Equity’s missions is to evaluate a wide variety of specific health outcomes among diverse populations to fully understand the depth of health disparities in Erie County and to partner with community members, healthcare providers, faith and philanthropic leaders, and organizations to enact programs that help disadvantaged, marginalized, and diverse populations in Erie County achieve maximum health and wellness.
What Does Health Equity Mean?
Health Equity exists when all people have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy, especially those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, historical injustice, and other avoidable systemic inequalities that are often associated with social categories of race, gender, ethnicity, social position, sexual orientation, and disability.
The Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021
- Read the local law that established the Office of Health Equity.
Key Terms and Definitions
- Glossary of Working Definitions and Terms from the National Association of Counties (NACo)
- See our Health Literacy page