How Infrastructure builds Healthy Communities

May 25, 2023
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
We all want to live in a community where everyone has access to safe drinking water, green parks, and a reliable transit system. Strong infrastructure is key to ensuring communities have access to these necessities. But this is not everyone’s reality today. For decades, barriers like residential segregation have fueled a lack of investment and inadequate and failing infrastructure in places where Black, Latino, and Indigenous people live today. These inequities create barriers to good health. Investing in infrastructure—the building blocks of our communities—can transform communities so they are healthier and more equitable places to live.
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