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The Tale of Two Zip Codes

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Categories: Community, Equity, Health and Wellbeing

By: Health Happens Here: The California Endowment

A short video detailing life expectancy differences between people based on the built environment, policies, and access to health resources in their neighborhood, often due to racial and economic discrimination. The video shows how zip code can be more influential to health than genetic code. Factors include healthy food, air quality, greenspace, education system, and health care. Lack of these options can lead to chronic stress, which can lead to further health issues. It also explains how countries with the greatest income inequality have the lowest life expectancy.