Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of persons living in poverty
Baseline: 11.8 percent of persons were living below the poverty threshold in 2018
Target: 8.0 percent
People living in poverty are less likely to have access to health care, healthy food, stable housing, and opportunities for physical activity. These disparities mean people living in poverty are more likely to die from preventable diseases. Programs and policies that make food, housing, health care, and education more affordable can help reduce poverty.
Topic: Economic Stability
Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health Workgroup