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How do we improve health and reduce health disparities?
The odds of a long and healthy life are unequal in America. In 2010, life expectancy for women living in Marin County, California was 85 years. For women from Perry, Kentucky, it was 73 – a full 12 years less. The odds of premature death, disability, and disease are greater for Americans who are poor or black or American Indian. Even the best off Americans, however, fare worse on some health outcomes than their European counterparts.
Can we do better? The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) believes we can.
Book review: The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia, by Kenneth Maes, published by Routledge This deeply researched, intelligent, and persuasive book [...]
Recently, UC Berkeley Professor Jason Corburn was awarded an 18-month grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his project “Learning from Slum Upgrading for Building Healthy Communities.” [...]
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How are policy choices around the world affecting population health? HUD Housing Assistance, But Not Vouchers, Linked To Improvement in Health Measurements (American Journal of Public Health, April [...]
3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Population Health Research Conference: Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives, and Across Generations to ComeAT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
This conference is the third in a series of interdisciplinary population health research conferences that bring scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds together to share and discuss the science,
This conference is the third in a series of interdisciplinary population health research conferences that bring scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds together to share and discuss the science, practice and policy of population health. The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions. The Call for Submissions will be open until April 7, 2017. Papers and proposals for interdisciplinary panels and “You Tell Us” sessions are warmly invited.
The conference is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is organized by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science, the Population Research Institute at Penn State University, The Population Research Center at the University of Texas, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University and the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas.
2 (Monday) 12:00 pm - 4 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm CST
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin