Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Poverty in Fingler Lakes region of New York State decreases life expectancy by 8 years

Poverty wipes an average of 8 years off the life expectancy of people in high-poverty neighborhoods compared to those with low rates of poverty, Common Ground Health found.
Neighborhoods can trap people in poverty and harm their health. Many lack grocery stores and dependable bus service. People don’t have money or time to afford quality medical care. Mental health suffers, as well
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Poverty in the Finger Lakes region is most heavily present among minority groups and there is plenty of data we will be presenting in the future about health disparities among racial groups. These health disparities can be understood in terms of systemic factors.


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