A tale of two neighborhoods
Only two miles apart, the Baltimore neighborhoods of Park Heights and Guilford have radically different health outcomes. These two neighborhoods are divided by an Interstate highway (I-83), and were designated differently by financial (“redlining”) policies in the 1930s. The map and data come from a ChangeLab Solutions report Long-Range Planning for Health, Equity & Prosperity: A Primer for Local Governments. The report delves into the geographic roots of neighborhood health issues so that cities can “Understand and explain the power of planning to create healthy, prosperous, equitable communities.”
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