Where Angelenos live often determines their health destiny
Track: Public Health
Authors: Eric Yurkovich, Lys Mendez
The Health Atlas, a report that looks at the spatial patterns of over 100 health issues, found that low-income communities face disproportionate rates of obesity, asthma and violent crime. Geographic location is such an important determinant of health that a person born and raised in Watts can expect to die 12 years sooner than a person born and raised in Brentwood. The data incorporated into the Health Atlas will help guide the creation of a new Health Chapter for the City’s General Plan.