Slide 17. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (continued)

Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color

Slide 17. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (cont'd).

  • African Americans are five times less likely than whites to live in census tracts with supermarkets, and are more likely to live in communities with a high percentage of fast-food outlets, liquor stores and convenience stores.
  • Black and Latino neighborhoods also have fewer parks and green spaces than white neighborhoods, and fewer safe places to walk, jog, bike or play, including fewer gyms, recreational centers and swimming pools.

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Internet Citation: Slide 17. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (continued): Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide17.html