Community Health Equity Reports
Place matters for health in important ways, according to a growing body of research. Differences in neighborhood conditions powerfully predict who is healthy, who is sick, and who lives longer. And because of patterns of residential segregation, these differences are the fundamental causes of health inequities among different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
The Collaboratives for Health Equity teams are pleased to add to the existing knowledge with these Community Health Equity Reports (CHER). The reports are supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health. They provide a comprehensive analysis of the range of social, economic, and environmental conditions in different areas around the country and documents their relationship to the health status of that area’s residents.
The studies find that social, economic, and environmental conditions in low-income and non-white neighborhoods make it more difficult for people in these neighborhoods to live healthy lives. The overall pattern of reports conducted with other CHE communities suggests that we need to tackle the structures and systems that create and perpetuate inequality to fully close racial and ethnic health gaps. Accordingly, the the National Collaborative seeks not only to document these inequities, we are committed to remedying them.
CHE: Advancing Health Equity
CHE: Advancing Health Equity documents some of the CHE Team’s early successes and efforts to transform how communities understand and tackle persistent racial and ethnic health inequities. CHE documents some of the Place Matters Team’s early successes and efforts to transform how communities understand and tackle persistent racial and ethnic health inequities.