Equity in Delaware
Partners in Equity
The Equity Counts Data Center is a joint project of the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services, United Way of Delaware, and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative.
The Equity Counts Data Center (ECDC) provides easily interpretable information on key indicators in Delaware.
This tool, provided for the community by the Delaware Department of Public Health and DHSS in conjunction with the United Way of Delaware, allows you to view data and key findings pertaining to the health, social determinants, and demographic characteristics of communities in Delaware as they relate to equity.
What is equity, and why does it matter?
United Way Worldwide describes equity as "the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes."
In short, today, the opportunity to participate and prosper in American society is not the same for all.
Pillars of Equity
Evidence of racial and other disparities appears in numerous measures of well-being—which the Equity Counts Data Center groups under "pillars" of health, education, criminal justice, and wealth creation. The Data Center is designed to help Delawareans explore these equity pillars at different geographic levels —and thereby motivate and support communities toward inclusion and equity action.