The 500 Cities Project: New Data for Better Health

From the article by Oktawia wojcik on the Culture of Health Blog: Old Colony YMCA in Brockton, Massachusetts recently discovered something startling: a single neighborhood more burdened by poor health such as asthma, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol than surrounding areas. Most surprising, however, was that this particular area had a lower prevalence of … Continue reading The 500 Cities Project: New Data for Better Health

REDCap: New Resource for Researchers at the University of South Alabama

At the April 2016 meeting of the Health Disparities Research Group, Clista Clanton, Education and Clinical Librarian Coordinator at the University of South Alabama’s Biomedical Library, introduced REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture). This new resource provides faculty and staff at the University with a flexible, easy-to-use, and secure web-based application for capturing, using, and sharing … Continue reading REDCap: New Resource for Researchers at the University of South Alabama

Roots of Health Inequity

Roots of Health Inequity, an online-learning collaborative developed by the National Association of County and City Public Health Officials, offers participants the opportunity to explore the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness and death. Although the target audience is local public health department staff, anyone interested in these topics can participate … Continue reading Roots of Health Inequity

Study: Inequitable Use of Patient Portals May Widen Health Disparities

A recent study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, “Disparities in Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Use in Nephrology Clinics,” the sociodemographic characteristics of patients receiving care from any of four University of Pittsburgh affiliated nephrology clinics between January 2010 and December 2012. The patients included in the study had … Continue reading Study: Inequitable Use of Patient Portals May Widen Health Disparities