In Switzerland, people with lower levels of education and income have significantly lower life expectancies. They are also more likely to have health problems. Equal health means that everyone has the same opportunities to develop, maintain and, if necessary, recover good health.
People in disadvantaged population groups have a higher risk of facing discrimination. This can have serious consequences in the healthcare system. For example, language barriers can make access to healthcare difficult. The right information can help reveal discrimination and prevent disadvantage.