Health Equity

Equity is a value and a principle that, along with others, supports the right to health and social justice. Health equity means that all people should have opportunities to achieve their full health potential. No one should be denied these things regardless of their:

  • Skin color
  • Place of birth
  • Education level
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Work
  • Native language
  • Address
  • Disability

However, many people within our community experience health inequalities. Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District supports equitable access to quality and affordable health and social services.

Promoting Health Equity requires attention to the root causes of health problems and focusing on the communities most affected. This is achieved when everyone can attain their full potential for health and well-being.

Health Disparities Grant

Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District continues to partner with community development organizations to address health disparities among underserved and high-risk populations.

This grant promotes Health Equity within the Hispanic and African-American populations through a sustainability plan that allows access to healthy food to maintain a healthy physical and mental balance.

1700 Third Street
Wichita Falls, TX



Alexandra Orellana Henríquez