Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Neighborhood-Level Racial Residential Segregation and the Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Social, cultural, and economic factors influence where and how many resources and opportunities are available. One of the factors most prominent in U.S. metropolitan areas is racial/ethnic residential segregation. Research has found it not only linked to health, but to the differences in resource and opportunity availability where people live. Read more about the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study examining the connection between neighborhood-level racial/ethnic residential segregation and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Interested in building healthier communities? Check out the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America for more tools and information.

Read more about housing and health. Three new case studies released yesterday by the National Housing Conference's Center for Housing Policy highlight promising examples of how housing and health collaborations can improve the overall health and wellbeing of low-income individuals and families, by eliminating home environmental hazards, reducing emergency room visits and decreasing overall health care costs.

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