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Map of US Lifespans

For U.S. women, how long you live depends on where you live.
Courtesy of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

America’s Health Gap

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.

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Social Disparities in Health – Call for Proposals, Due Feb 28th

By | February 16th, 2017|

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics & Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD) recently put out a call for proposals challenging researchers to investigate possible causes for the declining health of the U.S. population. The call emphasizes the potential role that socioeconomic position, race/ethnicity, and/or gender play in shaping major population health indicators, such as mortality, morbidity, and functional limitations. The Network hopes to launch several new pilot projects that investigate health disparities across population subgroups and in comparison to other high and middle-income nations. Grants of $10,000–15,000 will be awarded, and proposals are due Feb.28th, 2017 by 5 PM local time.




october 2017

2oct - 4oct 212:00 pmoct 43rd Annual Interdisciplinary Population Health Research Conference: Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives, and Across Generations to Come


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