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Priority Populations

Health Outcomes in Priority Populations

Groups of people who have worse viral hepatitis health outcomes related to hepatitis A, B, C due to historical oppression and social marginalization based on dominant culture bias. These groups may experience injustices related gender, age, race or ethnicity, education, income, social class, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation.

Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including Tribal governments, to do the following:

  • Address the equitable distribution or redistribution of resources and power.
  • Recognize, reconcile and rectify historical and contemporary injustices.

Health Inequities

Systematic, avoidable, unjust and unfair differences in health status and mortality rates across population groups. These differences are rooted in social and economic injustice attributed to the social, economic and environmental conditions in which people live, work and play.

Health disparities

Differences in health outcomes. A higher burden of illness, disease, injury, disability, or death experienced by one group relative to another group of people.

Learn more about these priority populations