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These days, we’re hearing more discussion than ever before about health care’s role in achieving health equity.
But we risk confusion or miscommunication if we don’t first establish a common lexicon. Some terms can seem interchangeable, but have distinct meanings that are important to understand. IHI’s white paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations, offers a primer on important terms to the discussion of health equity to help you make sense of it all. Here are some of the key terms to know:
We hope this has cleared a few things up for you. What other terms or definitions have you heard about health equity? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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