Research shows that social, economic, and community conditions affect health and the quality and duration of people’s lives. These influences include employment, education, housing, transportation, and interactions with the criminal justice system, to name a few. Yet historically, policy and programmatic decisions in these areas have been made without consideration of the potential health impacts or of health equity—the principle that disparities in health outcomes caused by factors such as race, income, or geography should be addressed and prevented, providing opportunities for all people to be as healthy as possible. The Health Impact Project identifies and advances evidence-based strategies to improve health in communities with disproportionately poor health outcomes.
Phone: (202) 540-6012
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