Wealth distribution and health determinants are inextricably linked. Few online databases offer clear, concise information on the intersection of those subjects.
Further, an oft-repeated gripe of public health researchers and reporters in local communities is the lag time between when health information is gathered and shared.
The Community Health Status Indicators produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services date from 2009. If your story demands the very latest information, then this site will provide the necessary background information and historical perspective. Otherwise, it is possible to use the rich database of information as a foundation of health reporting in your community.
Check it out: http://communityhealth.hhs.gov/HomePage.aspx