Close the Gap


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Do You Know…

2018-Campaign-Landing-Page-SkyscraperWhere you live determines how long you live.

If blacks and whites had the same mortality rate, nearly 100,000 fewer black people would die each year in the U.S.

High-income people show decreases in high blood pressure, smoking and heart disease, while low-income people stay the same.

Blacks are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer.

The death rate for black Americans is higher than whites for heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, flu, pneumonia, diabetes and homicide.

Blacks are 2.5 times more likely to die during pregnancy.

ZIP codes can determine how long someone might live. In Indian Hill (45243), the life expectancy is 86 years old, but in Avondale (45229), it drops to 72 years.


How We Work

Every Person.
Every Neighborhood.
Breaking Down the Barriers.

The Health Gap works within the community to reverse health disparities. We have created more than 15 programs designed to improve health outcomes and create healthier communities. And you can join us.

Creating opportunities to ENGAGE: We simultaneously work with communities, health care organizations and civic leaders to address health inequities through policy change, initiatives and education.

Creating resources that EMPOWER: The health care system is challenging to understand, as is managing personal health. Our strategies and initiatives help people get better information so they can make better health decisions.

Creating advocates for CHANGE: We encourage Cincinnati communities to support good health for all by teaching people to stand up for better access to healthier living.



Become An Advocate

We’ve prepared materials to help spread the word about how we can all work toward closing the gap in Cincinnati. Click the thumbnail to download PDFs of our brochure, info sheets and posters.

Info Sheets

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