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Using Neighborhood Socioeconomic Data to Improve Health Outcomes

  • Amy Kind
  • September 6 2017
  • W35-2017

Living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with lower education, worse health behaviors, higher stress, and increased rates of mortality and disease. These associations have been recognized for decades, but there have been barriers to applying this information to health policy and health delivery. In this webinar, Dr. Amy Kind of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will discuss the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and health disparities, and the challenges of incorporating socioeconomic measures within national-level health policy and delivery. She will then introduce a practical approach to measuring neighborhood disadvantage and discuss early applications of this tool for health care delivery.


Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Neighborhood Effects, Place, Social Determinants of Health