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A City Tackles Health Disparities

As the journal Health Affairs recently noted, “While 97 percent of health care costs are spent on medical care delivered in hospitals, only 10 percent of what determines life-expectancy takes place within the four walls of a health care facility. Where we live, work, and play each day drives our health and well-being.”

health affairsIn this context, the Health Affairs recently examined how Baltimore and its city Health Department are tackling a number of issues that affect the health of the city’s residents, including the city’s high infant mortality rate, violence, public health concerns, the opioid crisis, public safety and the judicial system, trauma interventions, and more.

These are issues that affect urban areas across the country. To learn more about what Baltimore is doing to address such challenges, go here to find the Health Affairs report “Building A 21St Century Health Department To Lead Baltimore’s Culture Of Health.”

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