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July 3, 2018

Lessons for achieving health equity comparing Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States

Region: Americas, Western Pacific Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Creating an enabling environment Source: Health Policy

Aotearoa/New Zealand (Aotearoa/NZ) and the United States (U.S.) suffer inequities in health outcomes by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This paper compares both countries’ approaches to health equity to inform policy efforts. They developed a conceptual model that highlights how government and private policies influence health equity by impacting the healthcare system (access to care, structure and quality of care, payment of care), and integration of healthcare system with social services