Office of Health Equity
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Office of Health Equity Advisory Board
The next Office of Health Equity Advisory Board meeting is on 12/8/2023 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at 45 Jewett Avenue, Suite 250, Buffalo, NY 14214.
Office of Health Equity Vision Statement
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.
Office of Health Equity Mission Statement
The Office of Health Equity’s mission 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.
Key Terms and Definitions
Glossary of working definitions and terms National Association of Counties (NACo)
The Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021
Health Equity Reports
Health Equity in the Media
- Community Healing Series
- Mental Health First Aid
- Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN) Program
- Health Literacy
- NY State Office of Health Equity
- Breastfeeding Friendly Erie County