Health & Wellness in the District of Columbia [Infographic]
August 6, 2014
What are the key health concerns of our nation’s capital? And what specific measures are public health professionals taking to address them? The faculty of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and the online Master of Public Health program created the following infographic to illustrate the state of health and wellness in the District of Columbia.
Like most large, metropolitan cities, the people who live and work in Washington, D.C., are a diverse and growing mix. Since 2010, its population has increased 7.4 percent. The average age is 33.8 years and the average life expectancy is 77.5. On a daily basis, D.C. residents are exposed to a wide range of interconnected health concerns — from crime and hunger, to substance abuse and HIV. Learn more about these issues in the infographic below.