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The zip code of your birth should not determine the length of your life. Yet, in the United States, the vast disparities in access to healthy food, medical care, affordable housing, good schools, and well-paying jobs have huge impacts on health. This divide persists beyond access, often excluding those most in need from the process by which health issues are identified and prioritized. The Lab’s Health Advocacy initiative builds capacities of communities around the world to articulate and advocate for their own well being. From improved hygiene for children in India, to humane maternal health policies in the US, and better preparation for people reentering society from prison, we work with organizations to bring people into the health design process in order to assure that they feel ownership of the outcomes they seek.