In 2010, the poverty rate in the United States was 15 percent; in Washington, D.C., it was 19 percent. But inequality and poverty are just one part of the puzzle when it comes to the general state of public health in the District. From crime to chronic disease to substance abuse, the District of Columbia — and other major cities like it — must contend with many complicated issues that only stand to magnify one another.
The George Washington University’s online master of public health, MPH@GW, created an infographic, Health & Wellness in the District of Columbia, to demonstrate the full scope of public health in the city by looking at a variety of issues side by side. The graphic also intends to start a conversation within other communities by asking the question: When it comes to improving public health, are we really looking at the whole picture?
Brought to you by MPH@GW, a Masters in Public Health
By Emily Newhook on behalf of George Washington University's Public Health Online