urban health e-Library

Residents of low-income, urban neighborhoods face special health challenges, ranging from a lack of nutritious foods to unclean air and water. Through regularly updated features, the Urban Health e-Library aims to increase awareness about these critical health issues.

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In the U.S., the strongest predictor of health is wealth. Those at the top have the most resources and on average live longer and healthier lives.

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Those on the bottom are exposed to many health threats that increase their risk of chronic disease and early death – threats include insecure and low-paying jobs, poor quality housing, less access to healthy food, unreliable transportation, and noisy and violent living conditions.

Source: Reaching for a Healthier Life: Facts on Socioeconomic Status and Health in the U.S. (.pdf)

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bulletWhat Your Doctor Didn't Tell You (.pdf)

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