Neighborhood Influences on Health

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RAND Health examines whether neighborhood characteristics are associated with health conditions or concerns, such as asthma, obesity, physical inactivity, and health disparities. For example, researchers have studied neighborhood access to food, alcohol, and recreation areas, and identified opportunities to promote healthier lifestyles.

From the RAND Blog

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness

    Feb 5, 2014

    Friday is National Wear Red Day, when people are asked to wear red to raise awareness about the health risks women face from heart disease. Too little attention is devoted to preventing heart disease in women and improving the quality and outcomes of their care.

  • Here's to Our Health

    Nov 24, 2013

    Atop the new mayor's agenda should be improving the health and well-being of Pittsburgh residents. With an unassailable electoral mandate in hand, Mr. Peduto is positioned to take bold steps. And the best way to do that is by applying scientific and medical evidence to shape an integrated, citywide, health-policy framework.

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Last updated: August 2013