Health Justice PHL

Health Justice in Practice

In the Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, our work is guided by Health Justice. Health justice is the collective movement to heal society and eliminate barriers that prevent individual and community well-being.

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  • We advance health justice by challenging the systems that have created disparities in health outcomes based on racial, social, and economic constructs.  
  • We envision the result of these efforts is a society in which every individual and community has equitable access to resources and opportunities for living long, happy and healthy lives. 

As Dr. Janice Johnson-Dias said in closing out the 2018 Health Justice summit, the “I” comes out of the “we” and it takes a coalition to ripple a system. The Health Justice Summit was just the start of our collective action, so if this idea interests you, and you want to play a leadership role in moving health justice forward in Philadelphia, please contact

Health Justice Summit

The Health Justice Summit is an annual convening of community leaders and residents to provide education, inspire community action, and amplify our power to effect change. It is an opportunity to discuss new approaches to long standing challenges while recognizing that racial, social, and economic justice is fundamental in improving community health. 

Tools for Applying Health Justice in Public Health