Equity ARC: November

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Center for Health Equity

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Louisville, Kentucky 40202


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2017 Health Equity Report Preview

In Louisville, health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy and reach their full human potential. A preview of the 2017 Health Equity Report is available and can be viewed by clicking here. In the Preview you will see lists of the health outcomes and root causes that will be covered in the full Health Equity Report, a preview of how we will share evidence-based best practices for intervention at all levels, and data on leading causes of death and life expectancy in Louisville Metro. You can find a copy of the Preview to download here

You will be among the first to see our full report when it is released on November 30. We look forward to hearing from you how you will be using the report to improve outcomes in our community! 

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What We're Reading 

Cities Take Both Sides in the 'War on Sitting'

"Cities are removing benches in an effort to counter vagrancy and crime—at the same time that they’re adding them to make the public realm more age-friendly." Read the full article here

Sickle Cell Patients Endure Discrimination, Poor Care And Shortened Lives (Part 1)

"Patients and experts alike say it's no surprise then that while life expectancy for almost every major malady is improving, patients with sickle cell disease can expect to die younger than they did more than 20 years ago. In 1994, life expectancy for sickle cell patients was 42 for men and 48 for women. A 2013 study found that life expectancy had dipped to 38 for men and 42 for women in 2005." Read the full article here.

Oakland Center Finds Sickle Cell Treatment Success (Part 2) 

"Discrimination can affect the treatment of African-Americans with sickle cell disease, leading to premature death. Here is a success story from an Oakland, Calif., center dedicated to treatment." Read the full article here.