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Last year’s Baltimore unrest highlighted deep distrust between police and poor African-Americans. Dozens of interviews and little-seen data show a similar gap between that community and the city’s renowned health system.
The neighborhoods where people live and work often determine their health. Nowhere is that more true than in West Baltimore.
For a West Baltimore woman, buying a blood pressure cuff means hours on the road.
Staff see high rates of chronic illness and mental health issues related to trauma.
Bon Secours is dealing with patients who are sicker than those in other Baltimore hospitals.
In Sandtown, where Freddie Gray lived and the median household income is less than a quarter of Roland Park’s, the life expectancy is 70 years. That matches the average life expectancy in North Korea, an impoverished dictatorship where millions suffer from chronic undernourishment, according to the United Nations.
Hospitals increasingly view violence as a health concern and are developing initiatives designed to improve long-term community health.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for adults older than 65, but they don’t have to happen. A number of new initiatives are designed to make seniors stronger and less likely to take a tumble.