This Glossary defines commonly used language around equity and racism to increase the productivity of conversations and to describe our values and strategies we use to advance our vision of making Boston a city that is vibrant, just, and equitable, where all people who live, work, play, pray and learn have optimal health and well-being and enjoy a supportive environment and a sense of safety and belonging-regardless of who they are, what neighborhood they live, or where they come from. We adapted the following definitions of key terms from The Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center glossary & the MPHA Health Equity Policy Framework Definitions.