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Kathy HallKathy Hall examines the relationship between the concept of Equity and the fairness and justice approach at The Summit Foundation. By establishing programs in rural areas, The Summit Foundation seeks to improve access to education and health. Kathy discusses the Youth Leadership and Development initiative called GOJoven, which looks to empower young leaders as catalysts for social change. read more...  Continue reading

alicia yamin photoDigging deeper into Phase II of our 'Approaches to Equity' research project, we proudly feature an interview with Alicia Ely Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health and Director of the Program on Health Rights of Women and Children at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Alicia provides an intriguing perspective into concepts of equity and equality unique to her twenty plus years of work in academia and activism where she has been at the forefront of the agenda for economic and social rights, and health and human rights fields. read more... Continue reading
ritu-sadana-imageRitu Sadana discusses various definitions of equity embraced by the World Health Organization and the relationship of 'health equity' to the provision of health services. As a goal, health equity is based on the pursuit of distribute justice defined in the World Health Organization's (WHO) mission statement as it is one of the basic ways that can illustrate how individuals enjoy the basic right to health. Ritu Sadana further elaborates on intersectoral approaches to equity promoted by the WHO that is essential towards improving health equity since about half of health inequalities occur outside of the health sector. Continue reading
hiap-logo “…..Incorporating health into policies across sectors is often challenging and even when decisions are made, implementation may only be partial or unsustainable.   ‘Health in All Policies (HiAP): Seizing opportunities, implementing policies’, published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, identifies practical opportunities and challenges for raising health on political agendas. It stresses the importance of seizing opportunities for negotiating and implementing feasible policy solutions. The publication is a Finnish contribution to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.   The publication draws on case studies from all continents to demonstrate how Health in All Policies works in different contexts. The examples cover eight policy areas including early childhood development, work and health, agriculture and tobacco.   Continue reading
closingthehealthequitygapHealth inequities are unfair, avoidable and remediable differences in health status between countries and between different groups of people within the same country. Health inequities are attracting increasing attention on national and global policy agendas. Despite this, few countries have been able systematically to reduce them. WHO convened the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2005 to survey the available worldwide evidence on health inequities and, most importantly, to look at the evidence for policy options that could reverse the trend of increasing inequities. Continue reading
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Equity for Children is an initiative of the Graduate Program of International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Our organization strives to advance an agenda of social justice, human rights and social equality for children worldwide in order to strengthen children’s well being by diminishing child poverty, marginalization and inequality.