Health Equity

The degree of our parents, the colour of our skin, and the neighbourhood we grow up all affect our opportunities to be in good health. They are examples of the conditions that shape the world in which we are born, grow, live, work, and age; the social, economic, environmental, and commercial determinants of health.

Although someone’s health, or someone’s access to healthcare services, is the result of a complex mix of these conditions and life events, which are often interrelated, EPHA believes that (health) inequities are unjust and avoidable. They are a political decision.

EPHA’s work on reducing health disparities focuses on the underlying, policy-oriented drivers of health equity to enable the conditions necessary to live a healthy and prosperous life.

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Raymond Gemen

Raymond Gemen

Head of Policy

Tomas De Jong

Tomas De Jong

Policy Manager

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