Creating Health Equity on Chicago’s West Side

Reset checks in with a group working to eliminate the life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans.

A doctor prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine injection to Claudia Scott-Mighty, a patient care director at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in January, in Bronxville, N.Y. United Airlines is the latest company to offer prizes for getting inoculated.
A doctor prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine injection to Claudia Scott-Mighty, a patient care director at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in January, in Bronxville, N.Y. United Airlines is the latest company to offer prizes for getting inoculated.

Creating Health Equity on Chicago’s West Side

Reset checks in with a group working to eliminate the life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans.

A 2019 study from NYU shows Chicago has the widest life expectancy gap of any city in the nation. Residents in largely white and wealthy Streeterville live to 90 years old on average, but Black residents of Englewood, a South Side neighborhood that hasn’t seen much investment, live to be just 60.

Reset checks in with an organization working to close the life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans.

GUEST: Ayesha Jaco, Executive Director, West Side United