Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA
Director, Public Health Practice Program
University of South Florida
Fair Society, Healthy Society: Creating Health Equity Through Social Justice and a Focus on the Social Determinants of Health
The World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health stated that "social justice is a matter of life and death." In this, the wealthiest nation on earth, inequities in health based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are dramatic, seemingly intransigent, and unacceptable. Through a broad view of health that encompasses the social determinants of health and with a focus on the right to health and social justice, we can create health equity in this nation and around the globe.