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Is inequality making Buffalo sick?

  • Canisius College, Science Hall Room 1013 1901 Main Street Buffalo, NY, 14208 United States (map)

There are zip codes in Buffalo where about 15% of babies are low birth weight (LBW) and infant mortality is more than three times the national rate (19.8/1,000 births vs. 6.1/1,000 births).

34% of Buffalo Public School students are overweight or obese, where about 70% qualify for free/reduced lunch compared to an overweight/obesity rate of 25% in suburban districts (East Aurora, Orchard Park) where 7% of students qualify for free reduced lunch. 

Join the community forum in watching 'Unnatural Causes,’ a documentary exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health, followed by a discussion.