Posts Categorized: Health

New Report Takes Deep-Dive Into Causes of Death Fueling Rises in Mortality in California

December 13, 2017
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According to a study released by the Center on Society and Health, in partnership with the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh,  “deaths of despair”—those related to drugs and alcohol and other causes of death linked to stress—are skyrocketing in rural Northern California and the Central San Joaquin Valley among whites….

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Northern Virginia’s Uneven Opportunity Landscape

November 28, 2017
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When it comes to providing opportunities for social and economic mobility, Northern Virginia is a region of stark contrasts, with communities of great affluence virtually adjacent to highly disadvantaged neighborhoods where residents struggle to get ahead. A new report by the Center on Society and Health, commissioned by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation (NVHF), found…

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Rates of homicide and drug overdoses differ more than seven-fold across the United States, according to new report

August 9, 2017
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In a pair of reports released this week, the Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute provide detailed information on how the prevalence of certain injuries and sexually transmitted infections differ by state, and how those outcomes are connected to dozens of potential drivers of health. For example, the number of homicide-related deaths…

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Manuscript on SEED Method study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

March 28, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealthSEED Method

CSH researchers, led by Emily Zimmerman, together with the Engaging Richmond team, recently published a manuscript in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the PCORI-funded SEED Method study. Entitled “A Patient and Provider Research Agenda on Diabetes and Hypertension Management,” the article discusses the first demonstration of the SEED (Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development…

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Alicia Aroche teaches pediatric residents about ACEs

February 27, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealth

Alicia Aroche, CSH research associate for community engagement, presented to a group of pediatric residents about trauma-informed care and research about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on February 3 at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion. ACEs are of particular importance for pediatric physicians to be aware of. According to research done by…

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Center staff share importance of community engaged research with pediatric residents

February 22, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealth

Sarah Cook, CSH research epidemiologist, and Chanel Bea, CSH community engagement assistant, spoke to a group of second- and third-year pediatric residents on February 9 at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion about using community engagement and community-engaged research in medical practice. Community-engaged research involves engaging stakeholders and community partners in designing and…

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Connecting the Dots: Health and the Arts

January 17, 2017
Center NewsHealth

When the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings showed the poor health indicators of their citizens, the people of Sullivan County, New York joined together to try to improve the health of their community. In October of last year, local officials and population health experts gathered at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,…

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New Study Links America’s Health to Social, Economic and Environmental Factors in State-by-State Comparisons

October 26, 2016
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In a new report, released today, the Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute show how states rank on dozens of health outcomes, highlighting where they are doing well and areas in which they need improvement. Perhaps most importantly, the data also provide detailed information about more than 100 potential drivers of these…

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