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Poverty is bad for your health

Poor Health by State

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Poverty Rate by State

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  1. Laura McGovern, George Miller, Paul Hughes-Cromwick, "The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health Outcomes," Health Affairs and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2014. Schroeder, SA. (2007).
  2. Not all counties have data available for 2015.
  3. Not all counties have data available for 2015.
  4. Melissa Majerol, Vann Newkirk, and Rachel Garfield. "The Uninsured: A Primer" Kaiser Family Foundation, November 2015,
  5. Adam Drewnowski, "Can all Americans Afford a Healthy Fiet?", CPHN issues brief, January 27, 2016,
  6. Michelle L. Bell and Keita Ebisu, "Environmental inequality in Exposures to Airborne Particulate Matter Components in the United States," Environmental Health Perspectives 120(12), December 2012,
Melissa Majerol
Melissa Majerol
Health Care Research Manager, Deloitte Center for Government Insights
Melissa Majerol is the Health Care Research Manager at the Deloitte Center for Government Insights, where she manages a portfolio of projects that impact state and federal health agencies. Prior to this role, Melissa worked as a health policy analyst at a nationally recognized health policy research institute, where she focused on Medicaid, Health Reform, and Low-Income Populations. Melissa holds a Master of Science in Health Policy from Harvard University.