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Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond


Overcoming Obstacles to Health in 2013 and Beyond, showing dramatic differences in health among Americans from different income, education, and racial or ethnic groups. These differences—between the United States and other countries, and within our own borders—adversely affect almost everyone, with serious human and economic costs. As a nation, we are failing to achieve our health potential.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Active Living, Chronic Disease, Health Equity, Health Promotion and Health Education, Minority, Obesity, Physical Activity, Social Justice


Institutional Author:

RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America





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