The National Faith-Based Mobilization Network is a coalition of clergy, lay leaders, congregation members, health and wellness partners, and concerned citizens committed to creating health equity...
...through promoting wholeness (mind, body, and spirit), advocating for sustainable change, and remedying the effects of concentrated poverty..
Health equity is achieving the highest level of health for all people. Health equity entails focused societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities by equalizing the conditions for health for all groups, especially for those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage or historical injustices (Healthy People 2020).
“Different public and private agencies may have different definitions of a 'health disparity' for their own program-related purposes, but these definitions tend to have several things in common. In general, health disparities are defined as significant differences between one population and another. The Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000, which authorizes several HHS programs, describes these disparities as differences in "the overall rate of disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality or survival rates." There are several factors that contribute to health disparities. Many different populations are affected by disparities including racial and ethnic minorities, residents of rural areas, women, children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health).