Neighborhood Influences on Health


  • Essay

    Environmental Racism: How Historic Redlining Continues to Affect Communities

    Starting in the 1930s, neighborhoods across America were redlined—marked on government maps as too hazardous, as in, too Black or too immigrant, for federal home loans. When zoning officials needed somewhere to put a new factory or freeway, those redlined neighborhoods were like a bullseye that they hit again and again.

    Jun 27, 2022

  • Commentary

    Navigating Heart Health Through Place-Based Policy

    Unequal allocation of neighborhood resources has been linked to cardiovascular outcomes. Consequently, neighborhood influences on cardiovascular health are multilevel and nuanced. This makes it hard for researchers and practitioners to find ways to modify neighborhoods to support health.

    Dec 14, 2023

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