Australians generally enjoy good health. However, good health is not shared equally. There are significant differences in rates of death and disease, life expectancy, self-perceived health, health behaviours, health risk factors and health service utilization. These ‘health inequities’ are associated with differences in education, occupation, income, employment status, rurality, Aboriginality and gender. They are also associated with ethnicity, culture, migration history and experiences of racism.
Health inequity is the unjust differences in health that are preventable and unnecessary. Health inequities are systemic differences in health that could be avoided. Working on the systems that create health inequity is the core business of World Wellness Group.