Employment Strongly Influences Health

Having a steady, safe job and adequate compensation can improve well-being, even across generations

Research has consistently demonstrated a strong link between employment and health, particularly through effects on workers’ income, safety, stability, and access to health insurance and other benefits. This infographic illustrates these connections.

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Kids Score Skate Park Using Health Data

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To improve safety for skaters in their neighborhood, a coalition of San Diego kids lobbied hard for a new skate park, but they were having a hard time getting city officials to take them seriously. To convince decision-makers and skeptical community members, the coalition used data from a health impact assessment (HIA) to make their case.