Healthcare clinics have come to DC’s Ward 8 but health disparities still persist

– The life expectancy of residents in the District’s Ward 8 community is 70. Compare that to the life expectancy of Ward 2 residents – 86. This disparity can be attributed to social factors (such as lack of investment in this community) but one of the larger problems is access to primary care. This WAMU story explores the health care clinics east of the river. (WAMU, 2/12)

Without easy access to primary and preventative care, residents of Ward 8 relied on emergency services for all kinds of medical needs.

D.C. has the highest per capita 911 call volume in the country, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. Many of the calls for medical issues that aren’t urgent and could be treated in primary care settings come from the eastern part of the District, including Ward 8.

Why Can’t the U.S. Treat Gun Violence as a Public-Health Problem? (Atlantic, 2/15)

SOCIAL INNOVATION | The federal government has passed legislation to create social impact partnerships with state and local entities. (Citylab, 2/15)

ARTS & HUMANITIES | Grantmakers in the Arts has released a report that found arts and culture funding is still significant but is declining as a priority in philanthropy. (PND Blog, 2/16)

EDUCATIONThe loss of DC TAG could disrupt college attendance among the children of low-income families (DC Policy Center, 2/14)

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