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Health Equity Is the Issue We Have Been Waiting for

Kumanyika, Shiriki K. PhD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January/February 2016 - Volume 22 - Issue - p S8–S10
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000363

This commentary describes equity as a unifying issue and discusses how embracing health equity as a mandate empowers the public health workforce to demand and create change.

African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Correspondence: Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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