Health equity is when all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, residence, income or other social determinants, have fair and equal opportunities to achieve and maintain good health.
Cam Nguyen is from Denver, Colorado. She studied biochemistry and molecular biology at Gettysburg College before continuing her education in health systems at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During her studies, Cam worked in a molecular genetics lab, studying DNA damage repair pathways, as a health intern with the Boys and Girls Club, and as a program coordinator at the Center for Public Service, promoting social justice, critical thinking, and informed action. In her most recent role as a Peace Corps rural community health volunteer in Benin, she supported the monitoring and evaluation and training of community health workers during the implementation of a community health project, and co-founded the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Peace Corps-Benin.