Place, Race, and Power: Advancing Health Equity in New Jersey and Nationally
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
- 6:30 PM
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 will review research on the importance of place for health, and discuss policy strategies that can improve equity. In particular, the talk will offer a preview of the Health Opportunity and Equity Measures, which offer state-level rankings of health and the major drivers of health equity. It will also focus on how patterns of residential segregation reinforce health inequities, and both place- and people-based strategies to counter the effects of segregation.
Last Updated: 02/26/18