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The Devastating Consequences of Unequal Food Access – The Role of Race and Income in Diabetes

This US-based policy brief describes factors contributing to higher prevalence rates of diabetes among US racial and ethnic groups, including lower incomes and lack of access to healthy food. It provides an analysis of the impact of physical proximity to healthy food on diabetes rates and policy recommendations to reduce chronic disease, health disparities, inequality as well as health care costs.

Resource Information

Date

April 1, 2016

Author

Union of Concerned Scientists

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Health Equity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, International

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