Neighborhood Influences on Health

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  • People serving themselves from a buffet of food

    Journal Article

    Obesity May Be 'Socially Contagious'

    Jan 25, 2018

    People who move to a high-obesity area are more likely to become overweight or obese. This may be due, in part, to “social contagion.” Living in a community where obesity is more common may make inactivity, poor diet, and being overweight or obese more socially acceptable.

  • Grand opening of Shop 'n' Save in the Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA

    Research Brief

    Community Development Can Improve Health

    Apr 25, 2018

    Community improvements—a new supermarket and new housing—were associated with health and economic gains among the residents of an underserved, primarily African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

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