New Release! “Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data”This book introduces one of the most comprehensive data sets describing the health of local communities within one city. It describes how a landmark health survey in Chicago generated dramatic data that are allowing investigators throughout the city to move from data to action and from observation to intervention. It provides a new model for combating health disparities that includes the collection of local health information, the genuine engagement of community members and organizations, and the implementation of interventions for sustainable change.
Urban Health provides a detailed description of how the community-focused collection and analysis of health data can serve as an impetus for improved well-being.