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What’s Your Health Code?

What’s Your Health Code?

September 21, 2010

Just months after the Health of Boston report found that black and Latino residents continued to experience higher levels of chronic disease, mortality, and poorer health outcomes compared to white residents, the Boston Public Health Commission launched a new health equity campaign to educate Boston residents about striking health disparities that exist between different neighborhoods in the city. Put simply: where you live matters to your health.

The campaign features an animated website - www.whatsyourhealthcode.com - with neighborhood-specific health information, videos, Facebook page, billboards, and T advertisements.

With this campaign and multiple other efforts, the Boston Public Health Commission continues to be a driving force for health equity.
-Suzanne Curry