A seven-part, four-hour series investigates health disparities in the United States and finds they are related to income and race
In this extraordinary series, California Newsreel and Vital Pictures tackle one of the most challenging questions in public health today: Why are the rich so much healthier than the rest of us? Despite spending more on healthcare than all other countries combined, why does the United States rank so low on the lists of health indicators? The producers delve into the sources of health inequalities in our society and reach surprising conclusions. In interviews with experts, through personal stories and with public health data, the series reveals that beyond habits and genetics, where we live and work directly affects our lifespan. The producers committed significant time and resources to this superb production and made a critical and complex issue accessible to all.
Larry Adelman, series creator and executive producer; Llewellyn Smith, co-executive producer; Christine Herbes-Sommers, series senior producer; Kimberlee Bassford, Franziska Blome, Julie Crawford, James M. Fortier, Ellie Lee, Randall MacLowry, Patricia Garcia-Rios, María Teresa Rodríguez, James Rutenbeck, Eric Stange, Tracy Heather Strain, producers
Original story and website: unnaturalcauses.org/