Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy.  To improve health we need to improve people’s opportunities to make healthy choices—in the places where they live, learn, work, and play.

Washington, D.C

Babies born to mothers in Maryland's Montgomery County and Virginia's Arlington and Fairfax Counties can expect to live six to seven years longer than babies born to mothers in Washington, D.C.—just a few subway stops away.

 

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Just a few metro stops can mean a 7-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in the D.C. area. Map:

New Orleans, Louisiana

The average life expectancy for babies born to mothers in New Orleans can vary by as much as 25 years across neighborhoods just a few miles apart.

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Just a few miles can mean a 25-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in the New Orleans area. Map:

Kansas City, Missouri

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Just a few miles can mean a 14-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in Kansas City. Map:

Minneapolis & SAint Paul, Minnesota

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Just a few miles can mean a 13-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in Minneapolis & St. Paul. Map:

San Joaquin Valley, California

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Just a few miles can mean a 9-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in the San Joaquin Valley. Map:

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