What is Equity?

For the Horizon Foundation, equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live a long, healthy life – and nobody is left behind because of who they are or where they live. But research shows that some members of our community face significant barriers to good health, overall wellness and opportunity.

This is particularly true for our communities of color, which experience disproportionate levels of chronic disease, deaths and disabilities. These health disparities can often be traced to systemic policies and practices that disproportionately affect people of color.

While many past efforts by other community organizations have tackled race issues, we are focused on engaging racial equity as a systemic issue in our county.