New Effort Aims for National Conversation on Health Equity and Prosperity
Social, economic and environmental factors drive inequities in health that have a devastating impact on communities, reducing the health potential for individuals, families and the nation as a whole. This lost health potential diminishes national prosperity and security, reducing the capacity of workers to create wealth and communities to flourish. The data shows that across America inequities leave babies without a healthy start to life, children on a track toward prison rather than college and adults getting sicker and dying younger than people just one ZIP code away. By investing in communities where poverty is concentrated in order to ensure that young people especially have what they need to thrive, all sectors can benefit from greater collective prosperity.