Health Disparities

Factors such as our race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status should not play a role in how healthy we are or how long we live. Unfortunately, for many of us, they do. Through a range of programs, RWJF is working to help identify and address the root causes of America's health disparities—because everyone deserves an equal opportunity to pursue a healthier life.

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How History Shapes Health: The Story of East Austin

Differences in health do not often happen by chance or by choice. Instead, they are rooted in a series
of policies and decisions that shape a place: its neighborhoods, its streets and highways, its availability
of services, and more. Learn more about Austin, Texas, where people living on either side of I-35
today have uneven opportunities for health and well-being.

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