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King County Equity and Social Justice Initiative

Description:

In February 2008, King County launched the Equity & Social Justice Initiative to eliminate long-standing and persistent inequities and social injustices. The goal of the initiative is for all King County residents to live in communities of opportunity where all people thrive.  The initiative aims to improve conditions for people of color, low-income residents, and persons who have limited English proficiency.  It focuses on 13 social, economic, and physical environment factors that are also termed the determinants of equity. King County is applying the principles of equity and social justice in its service delivery, decisions, policies, and how it engages communities.

Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Equity, Minority, Nutrition, Obesity, Social Justice, Vulnerable Populations

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health

Submitted:

11/04/2009

Modified:

03/17/2010

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