HAN member BJC Healthcare’s Dr. Jason Purnell discusses how where we live, learn, work, and play factor into our health. There’s an 18 year gap in life expectancy between two zip codes in St. Louis that are separated by just 10 miles. Dr. Purnell discusses BJC’s partnership with Beyond Housing, a local community development organization dedicated to creating a stronger, more equitable St.Louis for all.
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“When people don’t have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives, it impacts the vibrancy of our region… the vitality of our region. It not only leads to unnecessary suffering of our neighbors, it impacts our economy—people’s ability to take jobs, pay taxes, and contribute to the stability and strength of our region,” said Dr. Jason Purnell, BJC Healthcare, vice president of community health improvement.