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Hoosiers' unequal futures

“If we think of life expectancy as the ultimate measure of health disparities, this split between Aboite Township and southeast Fort Wayne is stark,” said Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

“The fact that we have children born into local census tracts who have a lower life expectancy than if they were born into the countries of the (Southern Hemisphere) should be a wake-up call for our leaders.”

Read the article in The Journal Gazette (subscription required).