Your Zip Code: The Key to Health


Jay Bhatt

American Hospital Association

Eric Gertler

US News & World Report

Garth Graham

Aetna Foundation

Kavita Patel

Brookings Institution & Johns Hopkins Medicine Sibley Primary Care

When it comes to health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. New data shows how those 5 digits define and drive the health of residents across this country’s 43,000 zip codes. Learn how communities are improving their health by tackling the social determinants of health – the factors outside the doctor’s office that have the most impact on health and well-being. And some communities are moving the needle – their best practices and innovative policies will be shared.

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Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Health
Level: Beginner