Researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center analyzed the health and economic well-being of Americans in their mid-fifties between 1994 and 2018 and found disparities between lower-middle income and upper-middle income households widened substantially. Dubbed the forgotten middle, lower-middle income Americans nearing retirement are no better off in terms of health or economic well-being than their counterparts two decades ago.
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County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, By Social Vulnerability and Vaccine Hesitancy
In the charts below, we explore the impact of social vulnerability and vaccine hesitancy using data made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services. Last updated: June 5, 2022 We define hesitancy as the percentage of residents who said that they would “probably not” […]
Fewer Pharmacies In Black And Hispanic/Latino Neighborhoods Compared With White Or Diverse Neighborhoods, 2007–15
A new study in Health Affairs finds one-third of neighborhoods in the largest US cities are pharmacy deserts with most located in Black and Latino neighborhoods.