Posts Categorized: Health

Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states

November 26, 2019
Center NewsHealthRecent Releases

Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states A new Center study identifies “a distinctly American phenomenon” as mortality among 25 to 64 year-olds increases and U.S. life expectancy continues to fall. Mortality rates among working-age Americans continue to climb, causing a decrease in U.S. life expectancy that is severely impacting certain…

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Necessary But Not Sufficient: Why Health Care Alone Cannot Improve Population Health and Reduce Inequities

June 3, 2019
Center NewsHealth

In his recently published editorial for the Annals of Family Medicine, Dr. Steven H. Woolf (Director Emeritus of the Center on Society and Health) discusses several means through which to improve population health, stressing the importance of addressing root causes through cross-sector collaborations. He pays particular attention to the role that health care systems can…

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

December 13, 2017
Center NewsHealthRecent Releases

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
Center NewsEducationFood securityHealthHousingIncomeRecent Releases

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
Center NewsHealthRecent Releases

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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