Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency release report regarding health disparities in Rochester

Created: 04/02/2014 6:32 PM WHEC.com

How are you feeling? Your answer could depend on your race and where you live, according to a new report.

Experts say there is growing concern for some minority groups when it comes to health.  The report from the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency shows that African-Americans and Latinos living in poverty, stricken areas in the city have higher rates of poor health conditions and premature deaths.

It says those rates are nearly three times higher than anyone else living in other areas in Monroe County. Organizers want the report to be a "conversation-starter" about disparities in health care.

Experts say one thing that could help is putting more supermarkets in those neighborhoods for healthier options.

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