Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health
Research shows that a person’s health is strongly impacted by where they live. In fact, some data suggest that the difference in life expectancy between rich and poor neighborhoods can be as much as 20 years.
Disease rates vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood, county to county. Evidence-based programs need to be employed to improve the health of all Americans and achieve health equity for all regardless of where a person lives, their race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.