This Hub serves as a central location for health equity resources and opportunities to get connected to the health equity movement in Wisconsin.
The Health Equity Hub is a collaborative project of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group of the UW Population Health Institute and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP).
What is health equity?
“Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”
— Braveman P, Arkin E, Orleans T, Proctor D, and Plough A. What Is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make? Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2017.
Local Spotlight: No Menthol Sunday in Milwaukee and Wisconsin
Sunday, May 17, 2020 is “No Menthol Sunday,” a national observance day led by NAATPN. Each year the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN) joins NAATPN in providing faith leaders with the tools to discuss the importance of living a tobacco-free life and helping congregants and the African American community at large to achieve this goal. Each year we encourage faith leaders to talk about the importance of living healthfully—not only for the sake of one’s own sacred physical body, but for the sake of the African American community as a whole. We emphasize the role of menthol in quitting tobacco, but we don’t stop there. We speak loudly against social and economic systems that perpetuate health disparities and keep tobacco use at status quo.
Check out this recording of the Wisconsin No Menthol Sunday Kickoff