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The VCU Center on Society and Health is an academic research center working to connect the dots between social factors and health.

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Richmond Health Equity Report

Richmond Health Equity Report

April 21, 2016

A report examining social determinants of health in metropolitan Richmond, utilizing data from a variety of sources, and including findings from research conducted by Engaging Richmond. The report was released in April, 2016.

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Mapping Life Expectancy

Mapping Life Expectancy

April 29, 2015

Media-friendly maps depicting dramatic differences in life expectancy across small distances in U.S. cities and rural areas. Building on an earlier set of five maps released for the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America, the Center is in the process of producing maps for 21 additional cities and rural areas across the country, to be released throughout late 2015 and early 2016. Maps recently released include Denver, Tulsa, New York City, Chicago, and Richmond, Va.

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Income and Health Initiative

Income and Health Initiative

April 13, 2015

A series of issue briefs and an interactive online visual tool on the relationship between income, wealth, and health designed to unpack this complex relationship and offer evidence-based policy recommendations. A collaboration with the Urban Institute.

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