Catalyst 300 – Lifestyle & Environmental Diseases

Over two thirds of deaths worldwide are attributed to non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases (17.9 million), cancers (9 million), respiratory diseases (3.8 million), and diabetes (1.6 million). Low income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by disease: the majority of premature deaths are attributed to low or lower middle-income countries (WHO, 2018). This challenge therefore addresses the global disease burden of “lifestyle” & environmental diseases worldwide.

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Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation: Organization working to improve inequalities around the globe, especially in regards to income inequality.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 1: No Poverty; Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing; Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities; Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. Access to information from federal agencies

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