America’s Health Gap
How do we improve health and reduce health disparities?
The odds of a long and healthy life are unequal in America. In 2010, life expectancy for women living in Marin County, California was 85 years. For women from Perry, Kentucky, it was 73 – a full 12 years less. The odds of premature death, disability, and disease are greater for Americans who are poor or black or American Indian. Even the best off Americans, however, fare worse on some health outcomes than their European counterparts.
Can we do better? The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) believes we can.