In today's America, people live in two distinctly different worlds. In fact, your zip code is a stronger predictor of your overall health than other factors, including race and genetics.
By working together, we can all contribute to closing the health divide.
The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge recognizes that health is much more than health care.
The vision for the Challenge is to:
- Support communities in their collaborative efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray;
- Recognize cities, counties and tribes that achieve a measurable impact in efforts to make communities a healthier place to live; and
- Identify models of effective collaboration that can be sustained and replicated throughout the U.S.
Place Matters: Making the United States the Healthiest Nation, Community By Community (Aetna Foundation CEO Garth Graham and APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin speak out in Health Affairs)