CRI President and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona Stresses Health Equity

CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, spoke with community leaders, policymakers, and the heads of state agencies and health associations at the Kansas Health Foundation Symposium. His keynote address to the people who are shaping a strategic framework to guide the future of health care in Kansas focused on social determinants of health and why health equity must be the goal of all health policy. He said, “Today, your health is dictated by your zip code. The greatest predictors of poor health outcomes are low income and low health literacy.” 

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