But the cost of health is high: medical care, exercise, and quality food are all expensive commodities. What happens if you don't have the wealth, to pay for the health?
15% of Muskegon County residents have a certified disability, 25% higher than the national average. 41% of Muskegon county residents live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level, 22%* higher than national average. These numbers alone are sobering, so this month we are taking the opportunity to educate ourselves about the links between poverty and health, health and poverty.