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Health Equity Section

Not everyone in Columbus has the same opportunities to be healthy. We see differences in health based on race, ethnicity, sex, neighborhood, income, education, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors.

Research has shown that the neighborhood you live in, your access to quality housing, a good job, and a good education have a greater impact on your health than do genetics or access to care.

Columbus Public Health works to address the root causes of health inequities and create opportunities for all people to be healthy. Leading this effort is the Health Equity Section, which includes these program areas.

Healthy Neighborhoods

Minority Health

Neighborhood Social Services(1)

Neighborhood Social Work Working in the community to help residents improve their health by linking them to resources, health assessments, and screenings available in their community.
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LGBTQ Health Initiative - Old

LGBTQ Health Initiative Working to create partnerships and address gaps in care and issues of health inequity within gender and sexually diverse communities. - learn more

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Health Equity Promotion Through this division, CPH presents trainings, courses, events and committees working towards a healthier Columbus. Learn about what we can do for you and your community.  Learn more.