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The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

May 18, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

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The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David Ansell

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There is a 30-year gap in life expectancy between America’s wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods. This trend holds true in Chicago, where life expectancy varies by neighborhood, income, and race.

In his 2017 book, The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, Chicago-based physician David Ansell exposes the structural roots of the life expectancy gap: racial and economic discrimination. Ansell makes the case for why inequality should be considered a societal illness, and provides action steps to move toward health equity.

Dr. David Ansell is the Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. He is an internal medicine physician, social epidemiologist, and health activist. Dr. Ansell is also the author of the 2012 book County: Life, Death, and Politics in Chicago’s Public Hospital.

Join MPC and David Ansell for a discussion about health, segregation, and inequality in Chicago and what we can do to change it.

Copies of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. $15 registration includes snacks, wine and beer (thanks to our sponsor Revolution Brewing). Space is limited, so please register in advance.

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MPC thanks Sponsor Presence Health and Beverage Sponsor Revolution Brewing for their generous support of this event.

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Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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