County of Marin Health and Human Services

Health Equity

Marin County is known for high average life expectancy and wide health disparities between communities.  Differences in cardiovascular mortality rates drive the 17 year gap in life expectancy within our county.  In order to focus our understanding of this complex problem and to prioritize programs toward early prevention, a new Health Equity initiative concentrates on 1) childhood healthy weight and 2) access to primary care for all.  The initiative is summarized here.

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