The Health Equity Unit provides community-based programs and services to ensure all our residents have the opportunity to reach their full health potential no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, immigration status, or income level.
Health disparities reflect the differences in health status between different groups of people, such higher rates of disease. These groups may be based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, disability or income. Where you live can also impact your health.
Austin’s communities of color experience higher rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections. Many neighborhoods that are home to these residents don’t have access to everyday resources that many of us take for granted, like bus routes, health clinics, grocery stores, or safe places to play. These resources support health and a good quality of life. Without them, a healthy lifestyle can seem out of reach.
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