Does your neighborhood doom you to an early death?

Does your neighborhood doom you to an early death?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

People living just a few miles from each other in American cities can have radically different chances of living a long, healthy life, according to research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an article from National Public Radio. In one under-resourced Philadelphia neighborhood, a child can have a life expectancy of almost a decade less than a child in the next neighborhood over. There are many factors which contribute to lower life expectancies, including housing and nutrition. Find more information about our region's health on Gulf Coast Community Indicator's Health Key Trends