Denver Tackling its Troubling Public Health Disparities

A distance of two miles can mean the difference of living more than ten years longer in the city of Denver. The city and its residents are gathering resources to improve public health outcomes in all the city's neighborhoods.
November 26, 2016, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Living in well-to-do Washington Park or in the Valverde neighborhood on Denver’s west side can mean a difference in average life expectancy of 11 years," reports Jennifer Brown.

As a response to the public health disparities in the city, "Denver Health is creating a new Center for Health Equity focused on closing the health gaps through research, education and recruitment of medical professionals from disadvantaged neighborhoods."

The article includes more information about the organizations and programs already underway in the city and the state to tackle the problem of public health disparities.

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Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in The Denver Post
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