Dr. Camara Jones Explains the Cliff of Good Health

Health Equity, Key Concepts

Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve good health. But, as Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones explains in this video through her cliff analogy, that’s often not the case.

We can reduce health disparities and better connect people to high-quality medical care, but to really make a difference, we need to address the social determinants of health and equity that protect some people and push others off the cliff.

    How to use this resource:

    • Facilitate discussion about addressing the social determinants of health and the social determinants of equity – including the interventions on the structures, policies, practices and norms and values that differentially distribute resources and risks along the cliff face.