Mayoral candidate Eric Adams talks preventative care, health equity in Crotona stop

Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams was in the Crotona section of the Bronx on Friday morning, addressing one of the borough’s long-standing issues, health equity.

In the South Bronx, the poorest urban congressional district in the country, the population suffers high rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, asthma, HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. A few comorbidities including asthma and heart disease led to high COVID hospitalizations and fatalities in the Bronx.

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