The Albuquerque Statement on Health Equity
Polaris, the North American Young Doctors Movement of WONCA, met in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA in October 2019 and agreed that EQUITY is a core component of healthcare and a major indicator of population health quality. The World Health Organization defines equity as “the absence of avoidable, unfair, or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically or by other means of stratification."
The below statement is a summary of discussion and debate held amongst family medicine trainees and early career family physicians.
The young doctors of Polaris: