Trauma is an event or experience, such as family violence or homelessness, that has a negative effect on an individual. Trauma can negatively impact healthy development, affect relationships, and contribute to mental health issues including substance abuse. Click here to learn more about trauma.
Advancing health equity involves ensuring that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to reach their best possible health. WCHD is committed to closing the health equity gap by reducing health disparities through building more inclusive public health programs and improving the housing, education, food, transportation and the environment to support equity, resilience and the health of our community and the people who live, work, play and learn here.