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State of Equity in U.S. and WA State
Achieving Equitable & Just Outcomes for All in Washington State

State of Equity in U.S. and WA State

Equity and justice for all, now and for the generations to come.

4. Determinants of Equity (King County, WA)

The conditions* King County, Washington, has identified that each of us need to thrive or, in other words, what “everyone in Washington needs to flourish and achieve their full potential,” the Office of Equity vision statement.

  1. Access to affordable, healthy, local food
  2. Access to health and human services
  3. Access to parks and natural resources
  4. Access to safe and efficient transportation
  5. Affordable safe, quality housing
  6. Community and public safety
  7. Early childhood development
  8. Economic development
  9. Equity in county [and state government] practices
  10. Equitable law and justice system
  11. Family wage jobs and job training
  12. Heathy built and natural environments
  13. Quality education
  14. Strong, vibrant neighborhoods
  15. *Access to affordable, reliable wi-fi/internet/broadband (NOTE: The Washington State Office of Equity added this 15th determinant of equity)

5. Leaders in Washington State Government (See Page 6)

6. Workforce Trends in Washington State Government

7. Supplier Diversity in Washington State (See pages 10-13)

8. Accessibility-New in 2022 or 2023

9. Belonging-New in 2022 or 2023

There really is more than enough. Karen A. Johnson, PhD (Dr. J) Inaugural Director, Washington State Office of Equity