Tuesday: Starting From Zip
Today, your ZIP code says far too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health, state-by-state and even county-by-county. The effort to make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation starts with ensuring equity across our communities.
Facts & Stats:
- In the area served by the Washington, D.C. metro system, communities only 12 miles from each other can have a nine year difference in life expectancy! (Source: RWJ Commission to Build a Healthier America graphic via APHA website)
- In the U.S. there is a 13% difference (9 years) in life expectancy between states.
- Use these great resources to find specific data for how your county and state rank!
What’s next? Together we can create the healthiest nation in one generation.
We have a lot of challenges to overcome, but it all starts with a simple first step:
Sign the pledge to show your commitment. Ask others to sign as well because the more people who sign, the more influence we have to drive change.
Sign the petition to ask our leaders to do their part. It will take change at both the local and national level to ensure our communities make a positive impact on our health.