Place Matters 4.0 maps show link between people of color and poverty

The fourth edition of the community mapping project shows health factors and outcomes in Lincoln.
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Photo courtesy of CHE and LLCHD

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) and the Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department (LLCHD) released Place Matters 4.0, a community mapping project showing data related to health factors and outcomes in Lincoln.

CHE and LLCHD released previous versions of the maps in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

CHE President/CEO, Lori Seibel says the Place Matters 4.0 maps show a link between people of color and poverty.

“The link between being a person of color and poverty is compelling and should accelerate our work toward health equity,” said Seibel.

The maps show trends that impact the future of Lincoln’s housing, workforce, health, transportation and infrastructure.

“Our work as a city and as a community is to make sure that every census tract, every neighborhood, and every person has access to opportunities that improve their health, their lives, and their family’s futures,” said Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird.

Organizations that also contributed to Place Matters 4.0 include the Lancaster County Medical Society, Lincoln Public Schools, City of Lincoln Urban Development Department, Nebraska Extension and Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.

Place Matters 4.0 maps can be found here.

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