Thursday, August 22, 2013

Map: Location and Life Expectancy

DC City Map - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Geography is a huge factor in public health. Like it or not, the place where you grow up has a tremendous impact on your likelihood of living a long and healthy life. Factors such as stress, walkability, public resources, community cohesion, food access, air quality, educational opportunities, and many more influencing factors that impact individual and community health depend in part on geography. And, as these maps by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show, slight changes in location can greatly change health outcomes. Check out the full report here. 

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