Income-equality gap tied to lack of access to healthy foods, poor health and even death
By Jaclyn Brandt
“From the availability of affordable health foods (to fight diabetes and obesity), to the simple fact that many cannot afford preventive health care and end up emergency room triage, poverty is the root cause of the inequities.”
“There are women who have all kinds of health issues that they don’t get care for early because they can’t afford, whatever it is. And then they end up in our emergency rooms or in our clinics and then in our hospitals."
"I get called ‘Officer Dustin’ by almost every refugee that I encounter. And I don’t know if it’s just because there’s a comfort and a trust level there, but I know that the previous refugee liaison officer was called ‘Officer Shelli.’”