Definition: Health is the general condition of a person's body, mind, and spirit, and healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness.
Challenges/Issues: Health disparities are the variations that occur in a community between different groups because of individual predispositions and personal behavioral choices. Quality of life is directly proportional to one's desire to take personal responsibility to mitigate negative predispositions (things we are born with) and to make positive individual choices around drugs, alcohol, and sex outside of marriage. Access to healthcare and understanding of the healthcare system makes it more easily available and affordable to those in need regardless of ethnicity, age or socio-economic factors.
4Tucson Goal: Become a community where Tucson citizens take personal responsibility for their health and where affordable healthcare delivery systems are innovative, inventive, patient-centric and the best in the world.