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: Cap Times Op-Ed, "Tobacco presents a dual risk to Black lives"
Lorraine Lathen, M.A., Director of the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network, and Dr. Danielle McCarthy of UW-CTRI wrote this letter to the editor regarding the intersections of tobacco, police violence, and COVID-19 in the lives of Black people. Published on September 15, the article makes clear connections between these issues and labels tobacco industry targeting as racial profiling that needs to be addressed in order to save lives.