Community Health & Equity
The Community Health & Equity Unit seeks to promote the best possible health for all San Benito County Residents. Community health is a shared resource that should be equitably accessible for all county residents. We aim to recognize the impact of social and environmental determinants of health and turn data into actionable information to foster health for everyone.
Equity is often used interchangeably with equality, but there’s a core difference: Where equality is a system in which everyone is offered the same opportunities regardless of circumstance, equity distributes resources based on needs. We live in a disproportionate society, and equity tries to correct its imbalance by creating more opportunities for people who have historically had less access.
Contact us at CHE@cosb.us to share your vision about community health and equity for San Benito County!
We are looking for community members to participate with us in a community health assessment. Our community has a shared border in common, but many diverse perspectives that we hope to include. Diversity acknowledges all the way people differ race, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, and more.