Who Here Gets to Be Healthy?

Across Oregon, the places where we live, work, learn and play make a big difference in how long we will live and how healthy we can be. When we make better places, we build better lives.

Why Does Place Matter?


We like to think we all have the same fair shot at a healthy life. But barriers of all kinds can get in the way, from poverty and prejudice to a lack of safe places to walk or play. For each of us, our place in Oregon—our address, income, the color of our skin—often determines how healthy we can be.

Curious? Skeptical? Ready to explore more? Explore the place-health connection as it plays out across our state, and like us on Facebook to join the conversation.