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Healthy New Jersey

As a guiding principle of Healthy New Jersey 2030 (HNJ2030), equity refers to the provision of fair and just opportunities to all community members through the development of systems and policies that address and remove underlying disparities and barriers, while giving special focus to community members who have been historically marginalized and face greater risk based on social, economic, historical, or political conditions. 

Since its inception in 1991, Healthy New Jersey has addressed health equity issues experienced by racial/ethnic, sex, and age groups. HNJ2030 will expand its definition to include additional marginalized populations such as those based on disability status, English proficiency, gender identity, literacy, geography, housing, income, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other priority populations. 

By alleviating the underlying conditions faced by our most marginalized community members HNJ2030 can better support and improve health outcomes for all New Jersey residents.

 

The four Topic Area Action Teams are discussing equity in the context of their health topic.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.


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