2018: 3/27 Place, Race, and Power: Advancing Health Equity in New Jersey and Nationally

March 28, 2018

3/27  2018 Place, Race, and Power: Advancing Health Equity in New Jersey and Nationally

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2018 Robert A. Catlin Memorial Lecture

Residential segregation is a powerful root cause of racial and ethnic health inequities because it concentrates health risks in communities of color while limiting access to health-enhancing resources. This talk by Brian D. Smedley, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, a project that connects research, policy analysis, and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity, reviewsr research on the importance of place for health, and discusses policy strategies that can improve equity. In particular, the talk offers a preview of the Health Opportunity and Equity Measures, which offer state-level rankings of health and the major drivers of health equity. It also focuses on how patterns of residential segregation reinforce health inequities, and both place- and people-based strategies to counter the effects of segregation.

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