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There’s a Huge Equity Gap Between Whites and Minorities

The health disparities between blacks and whites run deep, no matter the age or ailment. Adult obesity rates for African-Americans are higher than those for whites in nearly every state. They have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease than other groups.

Getting People to Move More

“In today’s world, it’s activity that is unusual, not inactivity. Being active requires commitment, and for some people, that commitment can seem too much.”

Community-Level Prevention May Save Thousands of Lives

The report, published in Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, examined the results of Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), an initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It found the CPPW investment in prevention efforts could avert 14,000 premature deaths, $2.4 billion in discounted direct medical costs, and $9.5 billion in discounted lifetime and annual productivity losses between 2010 and 2020.