January 25, 2023
Inequities and SDOH
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine launched a new dashboard that aims to help policymakers examine and eliminate disparities. The tool compiles 36 key measures of health (e.g., deaths from cardiovascular disease and breast cancer) and social determinants of health (SDOH), like housing affordability and access to nutritious foods, in a single location. The dashboard reveals that there is a large variation in health outcomes across congressional districts. For example, child poverty is lower in suburban districts at about 14 percent, and higher in urban and rural districts at 19 percent. (Press release here; Tool here)