Neighborhoods as a Social Determinant of Health
Health disparities are a function of access (or lack of access) to multi-level social determinants of health, including conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age. This webinar will discuss how neighborhoods operate as a social determinant of health, and how local context can “get under the skin” to shape health disparities. Using data from the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA), presenters will highlight the diverse pathways by which neighborhood characteristics can shape health, including socioeconomic structure, health care access, transportation, broadband internet access, and political partisanship. A “tour” of the NaNDA archive and its data holdings will be provided. The webinar will close with a discussion of policy implications and translation, including the role of neighborhood context for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 and its consequences.
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