Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Many of us have been investigating and working to reduce health disparities for decades. And we have seen the trend lines like writing on the wall. An equation of the health decisions we each make, plus the environment in which we make them, has added up to a nation where we are not nearly as healthy as we could be. And for people living in the most stressful situations – areas with high crime, low employment, and a limited chance for a good education – the opportunities for making healthy choices often do not exist.
6/15/2009 — 276KB