“Health equity is defined as the absence of unfair and avoidable or remediable differences in health among population groups defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.”
- World Health Organization

Empower the next generation of health equity champions

Discover ways to promote health literacy in your community and empower students with the knowledge and tools to help create a more equitable future for our world.

According to the World Health Organization, health equity action requires not only equitable access to healthcare, but also means working outside the healthcare system to address broader social well-being and development.

About the Program

Building a healthier future begins with informed agents of change taking action here and now. Join Takeda and Discovery Education as we aim to inspire students in grades 6–8 to embrace health literacy and confront the realities of global health inequities with creative solutions. Better Health in Action provides standards-aligned educational resources that allow students to view their lives through a health equity lens and find ways to impact their communities and the world.

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We know that a child’s life expectancy is predicted more by his ZIP code than their genetic code.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD MBA,
Former President and CEO,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation