Redesign communities to improve their health.
Every cause has an effect and every action a repercussion, it is easy to say but very hard to analyze and understand. Diseases are like that, they have a direct or indirect causation; while we have been having an epidemiological transition and chronic diseases have become the leading and underlying causes of death, everything has become a little bit more politically complicated and that is the case of the food deserts .
Many communities are living in environments (environmental injustices) which are favoring the development of diseases such as led poisoning, Obesity, Hypertension , Type 2 Diabetes, etc.
SES determines the place where people can afford to live( location/zip code) and it can become a barrier to get access to healthier choices ,creating unhealthy behaviors (diet, activity level), and affects people’s quality of life and life expectancy.