Health Disparities in Wyandotte County, KS
What health disparities do Wyandotte County residents face? Learn more here.
Environmental factors have a bigger impact on health than we could possibly imagine.
Over three years of intensive study, the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County has uncovered massive opportunities in creating/sustaining health equity among a large section of our community. Historical property value discrimination (through redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into our neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing, lack of access to adequate health care, and environmental health injustices.
But we can change that.
By identifying the factors that have created these problems, we can target the opportunity areas and begin repairing the damage. Wyandotte County is a proud community. Working together, we can help restore our homes, create awareness of health care solutions, and begin to work toward sustained improvement in our lives.
Want to Learn More?
- We Are Wyandotte – HEAT Report: The results from this 3 year study on race, inequity, poverty, and neighborhoods as well as the We Are Wyandotte video series and other information can be found at www.WeAreWyandotte.com
- Wyandotte Daily – News Article: “Study finds significant differences in health care in Wyandotte County.” Links: T-SCORE’s coverage and the original article
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This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) under Award Number R25OD020214.
The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
For more information, go to the SEPA T-SCORE Project Page.