Shortened Lives: Where You Live Matters

Be sure to read the four-part series in the Oakland Tribune by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman describing life and death in the Bay Area’s poorest ZIP Codes. 

“Closing the gap in life expectancy between those perched on different rungs of the socioeconomic ladder isn’t just unfinished work in the Civil Rights Movement, health advocates say. It’s critical to controlling runaway health care costs.”

You can read more about this issue in other posts, particularly this, this and most recently this — and much more. It is the issue of our times.

Part 1    Part 2     Part 3     Part 4

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