Learning How Zip Code Can Affect Life Expectancy at National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living

Participants at the 2021 National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living learned how one’s zip code can predict one’s life expectancy from Katrina Badger, program officer for “Healthy Communities” for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).  Badger used Richmond, Virginia as an example of a city where life expectancy from one area of the city to another can differ up to 20 years, leading to a discussion of the social determinants of health.  Watch Badger’s remarks below and see if the data for a city near you can be found here.

RWJF is America’s largest health philanthropy foundation.