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Mapping Life Expectancy: Washington, D.C.

September 26, 2016

One in a series of life expectancy maps developed to illustrate that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. See how life expectancy varies in Washington, D.C. and 20 other cities and rural areas across the country.

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Richmond Health Equity Report

Richmond Health Equity Report

April 21, 2016

A report examining social determinants of health in metropolitan Richmond, utilizing data from a variety of sources, and including findings from research conducted by Engaging Richmond. The report was released in April, 2016.

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Life Expectancy in Northern Virginia

Life Expectancy in Northern Virginia

June 7, 2016

The health of residents in Northern Virginia is among the best in the United States, but it is not uniform. Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and the cities they surround were the focus of this report and interactive map examining differences in life expectancy and other sociodemographic factors in the region.

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Income and Health Initiative

Income and Health Initiative

April 13, 2015

A series of issue briefs and an interactive online visual tool on the relationship between income, wealth, and health designed to unpack this complex relationship and offer evidence-based policy recommendations. A collaboration with the Urban Institute.

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