Equity is the value of enterprise. Building product quality and distribution increases revenue, and, with cost control, earnings, business value and shareholder equity. Similarly, in human services, building product quality and delivery, with cost control, increases the value of care and social equity. Business equity is traded; social equity may be traded as well.

Social equity is the measure of value added by increasing the impact of services with clients.

Value of Care

Social equity in healthcare and social services is the difference between the value and cost of care rendered to clients. Social equity in publicly and charitably-funded services walks out the door of successful agencies with each additional departing client who no longer needs the help they came for, because of the help they got. The greater the increase in outcomes achieved by clients, the greater an agency’s social equity.

Equity is the value of enterprise. Building product quality and distribution increases revenue, and, with cost control, earnings, business value and shareholder equity. Similarly, in human services, building product quality and delivery, with cost control, increases the value of care and social equity.