Common Ground Health has recently released its Health Equity Chartbook for 2018. The Chartbook illustrates how health inequity is a pervasive and deep problem across the Finger Lakes region.
Many residents struggle to stay healthy and manage illness because of barriers associated with their socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity or neighborhood.
These data show that African Americans and residents in the regions’ lowest SES areas experience higher rates of years of potential life lost across nearly all causes of death. However, data in the full report illuminate the largest drivers of disparity, which, therefore, point to the most significant opportunities for improvement.
The chartbook provides a broader and deeper look at health disparities – not only at outcomes such as premature mortality, but also at some of the upstream factors that lead to those outcomes. This exploration is framed by the Health Inequity Pathway.