Harry Snyder (UC Berkeley School of Public Health) advocates for a single-payer system, drawing from Dr. Scheffler’s piece regarding health equity. Read the CalMatters commentary here.
By Richard M. Scheffler and Olivia T. Shane | Published December 6, 2021 in The Milbank Quarterly | Link to Full Article
Health equity has become a familiar buzzword in public health. There is, however, little consensus about what it means and how to measure it. California, the most diverse of all states, recently used principles of health equity in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article details the need for structural changes in the state that take health equity into account.