August 27, 2020

In partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Center on Society and Health published “Health Equity: How Opportunities for Health are Shaped by Race and Ethnicity” to help normalize the conversation on why equity matters and the importance of addressing conditions that restrict opportunities for good health and economic mobility. 

The report was based on a previous center study, “Uneven Opportunities: How Conditions for Wellness Vary Across the Metropolitan Washington Region”, that examined the health of the community at the census tract level, focusing on life expectancy and the factors that shape health. Learn more about “Uneven Opportunities: How Conditions for Wellness Vary Across the Metropolitan Washington Region” and download the report from our website. 

Funders for the health equity report include the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, Potomac Health Foundation, Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.