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Document Number: 11057

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities - Americans think they are healthier than people in other countries, but that is a myth, argues this report, a myth at every economic level, but more so for vulnerable communities. In 1980, the United States was 15th among affluent countries in life expectancy, in 2009, it was 27th. Commissioners presented three recommendations: invest in physical and mental well-being of our youngest children, create communities that foster health-promoting behaviors and broaden health care to promote health outside the medical system.(Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, January 2014)...

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