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MAKE HEALTH EQUAL IN YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Because of things like income, housing, and jobs, babies born in parts of YORKSHIRE could live 
15 years less than in other parts of the UK.

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The number of years a person can expect to live is affected by many things, from good-quality homes, to neighbourhoods with green space and clean air.

Discover the life expectancy where you live.

HOW DOES LIFE EXPECTANCY COMPARE ACROSS THE UK?
74years
The national average81
90years

LIFE EXPECTANCY

The world around us shapes our health and wellbeing.

From quality homes that are warm and safe, to stable jobs, social connections, and neighbourhoods with green space and clean air, these are the building blocks that have a lasting and positive impact on people’s health, and reduce health inequalities.

In Yorkshire and the Humber and across the UK, these building blocks are not available to everyone, or not at the quality needed.

Data on children under 16 in relative low-income families from the OHID Fingertips Public Health Data.

1 in 4

children in Yorkshire and the Humber are living in poverty.

6.8 µg/m3 compared to WHO healthy level of 5µg/m3. Data taken from OHID Fingertips Public Health Data.

Air pollution

in Yorkshire and the Humber is too high. The level of fine particle pollution breaches the World Health Organisation’s healthy levels.

32.9% of people not reaching the minimum income standard. Data from the OHID Fingertips Public Health Data.

1/3

of families in Yorkshire and the Humber do not have enough money to live well.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE FACING AND HOW DO WE CHANGE THINGS?
  • Financial stress is a significant contributor to anxiety and depression

    My name is Laiba, and I am 16 years old from Halifax. I believe that your financial situation determines your health and well-being. I’ve experienced first-hand how the money in your pockets can mean the difference between life and death. Financial stress is a significant contributor to anxiety and depression. Stable finances provide peace of mind, enabling individuals to focus on personal growth and maintain a positive outlook on life. I take pride in my local area, which has many community programs designed to help people with low incomes. Even my school has a community kitchen, and I have seen the positive impact of this first hand. The connection between health and financial well-being is undeniable. By supporting initiatives that bridge this gap, we can create a healthier, more financially secure future for everyone.

  • Education has a huge impact on our health and well-being

    My name is Rushda, and I am 15 years old from Halifax. I believe that education has a huge impact on our health and well-being. Witnessing the transformative power of community health initiatives has been a deeply moving experience for me. One initiative that stands out is a volunteer-driven project that offers free educational workshops. These events helped educate individuals on preventive healthcare. The sense of community and support here in Halifax not only inspires healthier lifestyles but also empowers people, like myself with essential knowledge about their well-being. The profound impact that education can have on an individual’s health is evident, making it crucial to leverage these tools for the greater good of our community.

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