All Blog Posts Tagged 'health_disparities' (8)

Reading at grade level by third grade: A social determinant of health?

The relationship between health and education is well-documented; however, public health limits its engagement with the education sector to activities related to interventions that contribute directly to population health measures such as immunizations and more recently…


Added by Marisel Brown on January 15, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

REACH 2009 confirms persistent racial and ethnic health disparities

The CDC conducts the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Risk Factor Survey each year in 28 communities across the nation.  The 2009 data analysis gives us reasons to be concerned about the effectiveness of public health departments in developing interventions that can begin to narrow the gap between racial/ethnic groups and the White population.  The conclusion recommends developing more culturally appropriate community-level interventions that address social…


Added by Beatrice Yearwood on May 26, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

REPORT: How Medical Homes Can Advance Health Equity

The California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) recently released report on the topic of the primary care medical home. The report presents each of the benefits associated with this health services delivery model and offers an equity improvement recommendation for each benefit.

The report can be accessed at:

Added by Marisel Brown on November 10, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

University of Chicago undergrads scope out feasibility of replicating Harlem Children's Zone in local neighborhoods

Promise Neighborhoods, an intitiave of the U.S. Department of Education, is an example of an intervention that targets the social determinants of health. According to the DOE's website:

The Promise Neighborhoods Program is intended to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of all children in distressed communities, including rural and tribal…


Added by Marisel Brown on July 23, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The DRA Project-Compendium of recommendations to reduce health disparities

The Disparities Reducing Advances Project (DRA) recommendations forwarded to me a bit after Christmas. I am just getting a chance (day off) to go through emails and forward useful information. I thought this report was an ok post for this network. I am certain some of you will find the DRA website useful. I have never heard of the project, but it is handy if you need a crash course on health disparities and/or social determinants of health. A real diamond mine of…


Added by Beatrice Yearwood on February 8, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

American Planning Association awarded $100K to conduct food environment scan

This is an exciting project that should be featured in some way so we can keep up with how it is being rolled-out.

From APA webpage:

The primary aim of this scan/study is to identify and evaluate the development, adoption and implementation of food access goals and policies of comprehensive and sustainability plans across the U.S. for the purpose of reducing food access disparities among children, adolescents and adults. The secondary aim is to provide…


Added by Beatrice Yearwood on February 7, 2010 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

RESEARCH BRIEF: Obesity seen through the lens of health disparities

Obesity prevention is relatively new to public health. A sense of urgency has set into motion a variety of interventions with very little research to validate their potential for effectiveness. Research informs action; and the research approach influences actions taken to address a problem. Paula Braverman's article in the July 2009 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease suggests that without a health disparities perspective to obesity research, interventions may miss the… Continue

Added by Marisel Brown on December 29, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

KISS Method applies to health disparities & social determinants of health discussions with lay audiences

RWJ's Commission to Build a Healthier America issued a brief summarizing simple messages concerning social determinants of health and health equity. As public health folks begin to take the concepts of social determinants & health equity to a lay audience, the conversation needs to engage not intimidate or ,to be totally honest, not be as boring as listening to paint dry.

Remember how all Snoopy can hear is blah blah blah but pays attention when he hears words that matter to him?… Continue

Added by Beatrice Yearwood on December 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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