blue4African Americans and Hispanics are three times as likely to live in poverty than whites. blue1 African Americans are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than whites.

African Americans and Hispanics are less likely to graduate High School than whites.

blue2 Half of the people in Cleveland live farther than a half mile from a grocery store. More than 60% of them are people of color. blue3


Students of color are more than twice as likely to be obese than white students.  Nationally, African Americans have a higher prevalence of high blood pressure. African Americans are also up to four times more likely to suffer increased risk of complications from high blood pressure than whites. green1 African Americans are more likely to die from a stroke than whites.

*2008-2010 Ohio Stroke Mortality Rates


gray1In Cuyahoga County, three times as many African-Americans babies die than white babies. Depending on where people live, there is up to a 20 year difference in Life Expectancy in Cuyahoga County. City of Cleveland and “inner ring” suburbs have the lowest life expectancies.

Why does it matter?

In Cuyahoga County, people of color are needlessly suffering and dying before their time. We all pay for poor health. >$1 Trillion—the combined cost of health inequities in the U.S.