UVA Medical Center Hour: The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
We hear much these days about the widening gap in America between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots. Inequality is all around us, and it exacts a serious toll on health. The poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. Indeed, there is a 35-year difference in life expectancy between America's wealthiest (and healthiest) and poorest (and sickest) neighborhoods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPUrxEPFvZ8
The Death Gap: Social Inequity and Health
Chicago Humanities Festival presentation The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world, yet we fall far behind other industrialized nations on measures such as the number of uninsured, infant mortality, and life expectancy. Physician David Ansell, argues that widespread social inequality drives health disparities in life expectancy among minorities and the poor. Join Ansell, whose previous book "County" covered the history of one of America’s oldest urban public hospitals ...
Interview with Dr. David Ansell on racial disparities in health that result from unequal distribution of power and resources.
David Ansell is the senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. Listen to the interview >