Not so fun fact . . . "The 2016-2021 Kansas City Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) set out to reduce the gap between zip codes with the lowest life expectancy and the zip codes with the highest life expectancy."
Of course, the answer was racism.
Check Tuesday absolution for so many bad choices . . .
“We really need to stop placing that burden on individuals, many of whom face multiple barriers due to racism or other forms of discrimination,” Former CHIP member Kate Hoppe said. “The choice to be active and to eat well and all those things that lead to a healthy life, that choice is largely fiction in communities that have faced a lack of investment and prioritization over the span of generations, either because of the color of their skin or because of the income of their community.”
Accordingly . . .
FATTIE LOVE FOR FAST FOOD AND SNACK CAKES IS NOTHING MORE THAN SYSTEMIC RACISM!!!
This is good news for those of us who fall in the coveted "protected" class category and a relevant talking point to argue with doctors when they want to take your foot because of diabetes.
Sadly, this news doesn't help white dudes like the former obese President who also loves garbage food but can only blame himself.
Read more of this report that public TV is calling "news" for some reason . . .
The 2016-2021 Kansas City Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) set out to reduce the gap between zip codes with the lowest life expectancy and the zip codes with the highest life expectancy. In order to achieve that, the plan listed 24 goals in areas such as education, violence prevention, economic opportunity, mental health, preventative health and built environment.