We're helping to remove obstacles.

To the Health Care Authority (HCA), health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

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. Health equity is a core value of HCA.

Our language is based on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s definition of health equity.

The SEBB and PEBB programs strive to embody a culture in which we openly recognize health inequities and are empowered to work together and with the people we serve to reduce inequities.

Visit HCA's Health equity page to learn what we’re doing to advance health equity and why it matters.

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