While some urban reference materials have concentrated on county data and others on city-based health measures, this does not account for the urban sprawl that has in recent decades transformed our health care system and affected health in multiple ways. This project will develop a new information resource on the social health of urban and suburban America, integrating social, health, health-related, and health care provider/utilization data. The purpose of this project is to: (1) capture, apply in a timely fashion, and aggressively disseminate the most recent urban-suburban information on how recent policies have affected health; and (2) discuss the health and health care consequences of urban revitalization, metropolitan area growth, and increased diversity as revealed by the Year 2000 Census. This project will provide new information and updates on existing information that has proven useful for planning and monitoring at the state and local level. The report will also contain information on key indicators that can assist in describing the social and population dynamics occurring in America's urban and suburban areas. It will also explore interrelationships among characteristics and outcomes such as crime, low birthweight infants, and infant mortality. The deliverables for this project are: (1) development of five issue briefs that will highlight the social health dynamics of populations and implications for planning and policy; (2) integration of the completed information base into the SUNY/Downstate Web site; and (3) publication of a final report and journal articles.
Amount Awarded $749,979.00
Awarded on: 11/5/2001
Time frame: 11/1/2001 - 12/31/2004
Grant Number: 40836