NYC Center for Health Equity announced the release of the 2015 Community Health Profiles. Profiles for 18 Brooklyn Community Districts are highlighted and this data on over 40 indicators to provide a broad understanding of neighborhood health and inequities in health outcomes. In Brownsville there is a life expectancy of 11 years shorter than compared to the financial district and the death rates due to diabetes, HIV, hypertension and homicide are more than twice the city rates. Programs like Live Light Live Right are much needed to address health disparities, fight obesity and diseases related to poor nutrition and environmental factors.
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