Which of the following statements are true about Washtenaw County, MI?
The average age of death for African Americans in the city of Ypsilanti, Superior Township and Scio Township is comparable to the entire life expectancy of citizens in Haiti, Rwanda and Ghana.
The high school dropout rates in Ypsilanti and Willow Run are higher than those of other states in the nation.
Washtenaw County has one of the greatest income inequality levels in the state of Michigan.
African American infants in Washtenaw County are twice as likely as whites to be born early and underweight. They are also three times more likely to die before their first birthday.
Answer: These statements are all true!
Join the University of Michigan School of Public Health and co-sponsors* for a research-based dramatization of the stories behind these and other Washtenaw County public health statistics on:
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 5:45-7:45 P.M. in Michigan League Ballroom
The event will include a facilitated dialogue and a reception.
Register today http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sph_diversity/registration
*Co-Sponsors: University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, Alumni Association, Educational Theatre Company, Washtenaw County Public Health, and Understanding Race Project.