Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
December 15, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., director of the Program for Research on Men’s Health at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, discusses the impact of health disparities on lifespan and economic security.
December 9, 2014 | Journal Article
Research suggests that the health benefits of more education is less pronounced in African Americans compared to whites. Understand the study and what it reveals about racial disparities.
December 5, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Thomas LaVeist, founding director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, on the role of racism in health disparities.
November 28, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Maya M. Rockeymoore, director of Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national RWJF program, discusses the importance of uplifting “Opportunity Communities,” place-based strategies that engage and support the resilience of marginalized residents.
November 26, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Nancy López, co-founder of the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, discusses potential new ways of measuring race and ethnicity for the 2020 Census.
November 24, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Daniel E. Dawes, JD, health care attorney at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the importance of identifying and implementing health policies and programs that will advance health equity.
November 14, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Eileen Lake and Jeannette Rogowski are co-principal investigators of a study that generated evidence linking nurse staffing to infant outcomes in a national sample of neonatal intensive care units. A new documentary examines infant mortality.
November 13, 2014 | Culture of Health Post
The rates of infant and fetal mortality, and low birthweight, are disproportionately high among women of color in America. Why is this the case, and what can be done to improve the outcomes?
One of 10 Forward Promise Innovation Grantees, Elev8, provides mental health support to middle school boys in East Baltimore.
November 7, 2014 | Culture of Health Post
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, and the lion's share goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. That makes Rochester's statistics even more tragic.