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Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Conference Objectives: Assess current efforts that address health disparities in Missouri and develop strategies to meet specific population needs. Identify strategies to build inclusive communities, schools and health care systems. Connect people and solutions to explore health equity strategies and successful models for addressing social determinants of health. Morning Keynote Speakers: Title: Health Equity and Ecosystems: Stretching Beyond […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial and spatial relations as fundamental determinants of health in Detroit

Racial and spatial relations as fundamental determinants of health in Detroit

African Americans in the United States have a higher than average risk of morbidity and mortality, despite declining mortality rates for many causes of death for the general population. This article examines race-based residential segregation as a fundamental cause of racial disparities, shaping differences in exposure to, and experiences of, diseases and risk factors. The […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Unfair treatment, neighborhood effects, and mental health in the Detroit metropolitan area

Unfair treatment, neighborhood effects, and mental health in the Detroit metropolitan area

Why do racial differences in many indicators of mental and emotional well-being show inconsistent patterns? We propose that mental and emotional well-being are influenced by aspects of the social context, including experiences of unfair treatment and the concentration of households with incomes below the poverty level, and that differential exposure to these factors influences racial […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Environmental equity and health: understanding complexity and moving forward

Environmental equity and health: understanding complexity and moving forward

The authors invoke a population health perspective to assess the distribution of environmental hazards according to race/ethnicity, social class, age, gender, and sexuality and the implications of these hazards for health. The unequal burden of environmental hazards borne by African American, Native American, Latino, and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities and their relationship to well-documented racial/ethnic […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Selection of topics and questions for the 2001 Census

Selection of topics and questions for the 2001 Census

The Government’s proposals for questions to be asked in the 2001 Census were published in a White Paper in March this year. The wide range of topics proposed for inclusion represent the culmination of extensive user consultation and testing. Questions have been shown to meet specified criteria in relation to user need, availability of alternative […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An investigation of environmental racism claims: testing environmental management approaches with a geographic information system

An investigation of environmental racism claims: testing environmental management approaches with a geographic information system

The purpose of this research was to explore the concept of an environmental racism claim through the use of several environmental management tools. The EPAs Toxics Release Inventory, Cumulative Exposure Project, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Hot Zone Census Tract Assessment were combined with racial and socioeconomic data to test claims […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Choosing area based socioeconomic measures to monitor social inequalities in low birth weight and childhood lead poisoning: The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project (US)

Choosing area based socioeconomic measures to monitor social inequalities in low birth weight and childhood lead poisoning: The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project (US)

STUDY OBJECTIVES:: To determine which area based socioeconomic measures can meaningfully be used, at which level of geography, to monitor socioeconomic inequalities in childhood health in the US. DESIGN: Cross sectional analysis of birth certificate and childhood lead poisoning registry data, geocoded and linked to diverse area based socioeconomic measures that were generated at three […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

OBJECTIVE: To conceptualize and measure community contextual influences on population health and health disparities. DATA SOURCES: We use traditional and nontraditional secondary sources of data comprising a comprehensive array of community characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Using a consultative process, we identify 12 overarching dimensions of contextual characteristics that may affect community health, as well as specific […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Use of faith-based social service providers in a representative sample of urban homeless women

Use of faith-based social service providers in a representative sample of urban homeless women

There are few quantitative studies on the characteristics of homeless persons who use faith-based social service providers. To help address the lack of information in this area, we analyzed survey data on 974 participants in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Homeless Women’s Health Study, a representative sample of homeless women at shelters […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The built environment and mental health

The built environment and mental health

The built environment has direct and indirect effects on mental health. High-rise housing is inimical to the psychological well-being of women with young children. Poor-quality housing appears to increase psychological distress, but methodological issues make it difficult to draw clear conclusions. Mental health of psychiatric patients has been linked to design elements that affect their […]

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