BENEFITING: HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE INC
ORGANIZER: HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE INC wrote -
Are you running the 2012 NYC Marathon? Want to run and raise funds to help reduce health disparities, and create better chances for better health among disadvantaged groups through the work of Health Equity Initiative (HEI)?
Click here to learn more about HEI: www.healthequityinitiative.org
Click on JOIN THE TEAM button above and become a member of Team HEI. Then, you can create your own fundraising webpage that you can send to all your friends and family and ask them to support you. Here is how:
- Click on the "JOIN THE TEAM" button above
- Register for Team HEI and create your fundraising page
- Personalize your text and photo on your online fundraising page to express why you are running with Team HEI and supporting the work of Health Equity Initiative.
- Send the link out to your friends, family, colleagues - anyone you think will help you reach your goal.
- Put the link on your social media website and also in your email signature - you never know who may want to donate!
All donations $45 or more will receive a free Team HEI t-shirt! If you are not running the marathon, this is also a great way to participate virtually and join Team HEI!
Show your commitment to reducing health disparities – Run for Health Equity Initiative
About Health Equity Initiative - Health Equity Initiative(HEI) is a 501c3 federally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to building community, capacity and communication resources for health equity. Health Equity Initiative works to encourage community action and partnerships in support of health equity while building capacity of other organizations and establishing a research-based roadmap toward progress.
For additional information on Health Equity Initiative's programs, go to: www.healthequityinitiative.org . Any questions? Send an email to: email@example.com
About Health Disparities/Health Equity:
Countless reports show that disadvantaged groups suffer higher rates of disease, injury and death than more privileged groups and/or the general population. Such health disparities (differences in health outcomes and/or diseases or health conditions that are more common and/or more severe among underserved and vulnerable groups) continue to undermine the ability of disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and globally to thrive and connect with economic and social opportunities. Providing every person with the same opportunity to stay healthy and effectively cope with disease – in other words, health equity - is critical to a functioning society.
Health disparities are linked to diverse factors, which include socio-economic conditions, race, ethnicity and culture, as well as having access to health care services, a built environment that supports physical activity, neighborhoods with accessible and affordable nutritious food, well-designed housing that is sited to minimize community exposure to environmental and other health hazards, efficient transportation that enable vulnerable groups to connect with services and support systems, culturally appropriate health information that accurately reflects literacy levels, and caring and friendly clinical settings. Communities with greater disparities experience higher rates of infant mortality, higher incidence of disease, and lower life expectancy, with a significant impact on their children’s ability to thrive and long-term consequences for community productivity and well-being. Still unclear? For more information on why health equity matters, please go to: http://www.healthequityinitiative.org/hei/about/meeting-a-critical-need/why-health-equity-matters