In nearly every illness, African Americans suffer the worst health outcomes.

Shorter Lives

A new mother is nearly 4 times more likely to lose her (or her baby’s) life than a white or Latina mom. Adults die from preventable conditions. Residents of the wealthy suburb of Ross outlive residents of Marin City by 15 years:

Across the United States, African Americans have the lowest life expectancy of any ethnic group:

  • 79.5 years in Marin County
  • 73.3 years across California
  • 74.3 years on average in the U.S.

The mission of Marin City Health and Wellness Center (sponsor of the Marin City Health & Housing Hub) is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African American health equity. Your support breaks down barriers to health for those most in need.

Socio-Economic Factors also Impact Health

Of 2.6% of Marin County residents who are African American, nearly 30% of Black residents of Marin “live” in San Quentin Prison. Marin City residents make just 38% of the average income for Marin County. The average income in Marin County is $98,839; in Marin City it’s $34,457.

Make a Difference

Marin City Health & Wellness Center recognizes that affordable housing, co-located with wraparound healthcare services, can break the cycle of poverty and illness. If you agree, we hope you will give today to support this important project!

For more information, please contact Melanie Hamburger, Director of Capital Projects.

Sources: 2012 Portrait of Marin study and Families USA.