Videos and Web-Based Tools

An interactive graphic showing how the top issues affecting our society can impact income and health, released May 2015:

Created by the Center on Society and Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the videos below are part of the Education and Health Initiative, a larger project aiming to increase awareness and understanding of the important connections between education and health. The videos were released in April and January of 2014.

 
Produced in 2011 and updated in 2012, visitors can use the County Health Calculator to explore how health is associated with education, income and other social determinants of health.
 
Produced in 2007 as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America, the Education and Health Calculator is an interactive tool allowing users to view estimates for how many deaths would be averted if states or counties had higher education rates.

Maps, graphics, and photovoice

Chapman D, Kelley L, Woolf SH. Life Expectancy Maps. 2015-2016:

Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Ren C. Life Expectancy Maps. 2013:

In Washington, DC, life expectancy can vary by 7 years between subway stops In New Orleans, life expectancy can vary by 25 years across neighborhoods In Kansas City, life expectancy can vary by 14 years across highway exits In Minneapolis & St. Paul, life expectancy can vary by 13 years or more along Interstate 94 In the San Joaquin Valley, life expectancy can vary by 12 years across highway exits

Articles and op-eds

Woolf SH. Investing in education: a smart strategy to improve health and curb the costs of health care (op-ed). The Hill, April 18, 2015.

Woolf SH, Krist A. What the research community can learn from patient and stakeholder engagement (blog). Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) website, 2014.

Woolf SH, Zimmerman E, Simon, S. The inextricable link between neighborhoods and health(op-ed). PD&R Edge; November 2013.

Read more about news coverage of the Center's work here.

Issue briefs 

Income and Health Initiative

How are Income and Wealth Linked to Health and Longevity? Published April, 2015

Can Income-Related Policies Improve Population Health? Published April, 2015

Education and Health Initiative

Education and Health: The Return on Investment, Published April, 2015:

Health Care: Necessary but not Sufficient, Published September, 2014

Why Education Matters to Health: Exploring the Causes, Published April 2014

Education: It Matters More to Health than Ever Before, Published January, 2014

Place Matters

The following reports were released throughout 2012 for the following localities as part of the Place Matters project:

Baltimore, MD

Bernalillo County, NM

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL (Cook County)

New Orleans, LA (Orleans Parish)

Oakland, CA (Alameda County)

San Joaquin Valley, CA

South Delta, MS

Project on Societal Distress

The following issue briefs address the prevalence of societal distress in the U.S. and in the states of Michigan, Mississippi, and New Mexico and cover five domains - food security, housing, health, education, and income. Click here to download PDFs of the reports.

 
Food security U.S. Food Security in the U.S. May 2011
Food Security in the U.S. October 2010
Food Security in the U.S. August 2009
Michigan Food Security in Michigan August 2009
Mississippi Food Security in Mississippi September 2009
New Mexico Food Security in New Mexico March 2010
Housing U.S. Housing in the U.S. January 2011
Housing in the U.S. August 2009
Michigan Housing in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Housing in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Housing in New Mexico December 2010
Health U.S. Health in the U.S. May 2011
Health in the U.S. January 2010
Michigan Health in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Health in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Health in New Mexico December 2010
Education U.S. Education in the U.S. May 2011
Education in the U.S. October 2010
Michigan Education in Michigan May 2011
Education in Michigan November 2010
Mississippi Education in Mississippi May 2011
Education in Mississippi November 2010
New Mexico Education in New Mexico May 2011
Education in New Mexico November 2010
Income U.S. Income in the U.S. October 2010
Michigan Income in Michigan December 2010
Mississippi Income in Mississippi December 2010
New Mexico Income in New Mexico December 2010

White Papers

Woolf SW, Chapman DA, Cohen SA, Johnson R., Sabo R., Wheeler D. Calculating life expectancy by US census tracts. October 2015.

Zimmerman E, Woolf SH. Understanding the relationship between education and health. Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science; June 5, 2015. 

Breakout session: Where on the age spectrum do you invest? In: NIH/OBSSR Meeting on Education and Health: New Frontiers: Meeting Summary. Washington, DC: National Institute of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research; June 4, 2014: 17-20.

Why educational attainment is crucial to improving population health. In: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Between Health and Education to Improve Population Health: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2014: 13-24.

Johnson RE, Ren C, Woolf SH. Life Expectancy along the DC Metro lines. Report to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; March 26, 2013.

Moore S, Robles A, Zimmerman E, et al. Richmond Promise Neighborhood community needs assessment. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Center for Social Science Research; 2012.

Zimmerman E, McAuley W, Buchanan J. Rural-urban differences in nursing home admissions, service usage and discharge. Report to Health Resources Services Administration, Rural Health Research Program; 2007.

Zimmerman E, Dopkins L, Masters P, Vallas S. Public Perceptions of Gang Activity in Northern Virginia: Results of a Pilot Study. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, Center for Social Science Research; 2006. 

Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)

Woolf SH, Braveman P, Evans B. The Health Implications of Reduced Food Stamp Eligibility. May 2013

Evans B, Woolf SH. The Potential Health Impact of a Poultry Litter-to-Energy Facility in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. March 2013 

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zimmerman EB, Cook SK, Haley AD, Woolf SH, Price SK. A Patient and Provider Research Agenda on Diabetes and Hypertension Management. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.034

Woolf SH, Purnell JQ, Simon SM, Zimmerman EB, Camberos GJ, Haley AD, Fields RP. Translating research into action: a framework for research that supports advances in population health. Front Public Health Serv Sys Res. 2016; 5(3):28–34. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0503.05. 

Zimmerman EB, Woolf SH, Simon SM, Kimmel AD, Barnes AJ, Bono RS. The Case for Considering Education and Health. Urban Education. 2016. doi: 10.1177/0042085916682572.

Woolf SH, Zimmerman E, Haley A, Krist A. Authentic engagement of patients and communities can transform research, practice, and policy. Health Affair. 2016; 35(4): 590-594. doi 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1512.

Woolf SH, Zimmerman E, Haley A, Krist A. Does engagement matter? A supplement to: Authentic engagement of patients and communities can transform research, practice, and policy. Health Affair. 2016; 35(4): Appendix. doi 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1512.

Woolf SH, Purnell, JQ, Simon SM, Zimmerman EB, Camberos GJ, Haley A, Fields RP. Translating evidence into population health improvement: Strategies and barriersAnnu Rev Public Health. 2015; 36: 463-482. doi 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-082214-110901.

Lary DJ, Woolf SH, Faruque F, LePage JP. Holistics 3.0 for health. ISPRS Int J Geo-Inf. 2014; 3(3):1023-1038. doi: 10.3390/ijgi3031023.

Woolf SH, Aron LY. The US health disadvantage relative to other high-income countries: Findings from a National Research Council/Institute of Medicine report. JAMA. 2013; 309(8): 771-772. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.91.

Woolf SH, Braveman P. Where health disparities begin: The role of social and economic determinants—and why current policies could make matters worse. Health Affair. 2011; 30: 1852-1859. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0685.

Woolf SH. Public health implications of government spending reductions. JAMA. 2011; 305: 1902-1903. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0685.

Braveman PA, Egerter SA, Woolf SH, Marks JS. When do we know enough to recommend action on the social determinants of health? Am J Prev Med. 2011; 40(1 Suppl 1): S58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.09.026.

Woolf SH, Jones RM, Johnson RE, Phillips RL Jr, Oliver MN, Vichare A. Avertable deaths associated with household income in Virginia. Am J Public Health. 2010; 100(4): 750-755. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.165142.

Woolf SH. Social policy as health policy. JAMA. 2009; 301(11): 1166-1169. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.320.

Woolf SH. Future health consequences of the current decline in US household income. JAMA. 2007; 298(16):1931-1933. doi:10.1001/jama.298.16.1931.

Muennig PA, Woolf SH. Health and economic benefits of reducing the number of students per classroom in US primary schools. Am J Public Health. 2007; 97(11): 2020-2027. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.105478

Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Phillips RL Jr, Philipsen M. Giving everyone the health of the educated: An examination of whether social change would save more lives than medical advances. Am J Public Health. 2007; 97(4): 679-683. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2005.084848.

Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Geiger HJ. The rising prevalence of severe poverty in America: A growing threat to public health. Am J Prev Med. 2006; 31(4): 332-341. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2006.06.022.

Wulczyn F, Zimmerman E. Longitudinal placement patterns among siblings in foster care in New York City. Children Youth Serv Rev. 2005; 27(7):741-763. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2004.12.017.

Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Fryer GE Jr, Rust G, Satcher D. The health impact of resolving racial disparities: An analysis of US mortality data. Am J Public Health. 2004; 94(12): 2078-2081. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448594/pdf/0942078.pdf.

Woolf SH. Society's choice: The tradeoff between efficacy and equity and the lives at stake. Am J Prev Med. 2004; 27(1):49-56. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2004.03.005.

Chapman DA, Gray G. Developing a maternally linked birth dataset to study the intergenerational transmission of low birthweight in Virginia. Matern Child Health J. 2014;18(2): 488-496. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1277-y.

Pugsley RA, Chapman DA, Kennedy MG, Liu H, Lapane KL. Residential segregation and gonorrhea rates in US metropolitan statistical areas, 2005-2009. Sex Transm Dis. 2013; 40(6):439-443. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31828c6416.

Masho SW, Keyser-Marcus L, Varner S, Singleton R, Bradford J, Chapman DA, Svikis D. Addressing perinatal disparities using community based participatory research: data into action family and community health. J Community Psychol. 2011; 39(3): 292-302. doi:10.1002/jcop.20432.

Woolf SH, Dekker MM, Byrne FR, Miller WD. Citizen-centered health promotion: building collaborations to facilitate healthy living. Am J Prev Med. 2011; 40(1S1): S38 –S47.

Masho SW, Chapman DA, Ashby M. The impact of paternity and marital status on low birth weight and preterm births. Marriage Fam Rev. 2010; 46(4):243-256. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2010.499319.

Satcher D, Fryer GE Jr, McCann J, Troutman A, Woolf SH, Rust G. What if we were equal? A comparison of the black-white mortality gap in 1960 and 2000. Health Affair. 2005;24:459-64.

Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Fryer GE Jr, Rust G, Satcher D. The health impact of resolving racial disparities: an analysis of US mortality data. Am J Public Health 2004;94:2078-81; republished in Am J Public Health. 2008;98 S26-S28 (“Toward Health Justice” supplement).

Book chapters

Purnell JQ, Simon S, Zimmerman EB, Camberos G, Fields R. Policy implications of social determinants of health. In Eyler AA, Chriqui JF, Moreland-Russell S, Brownson RC, ed. Prevention, Policy, and Public Health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2016.

Zimmerman E, Woolf SH. Understanding the Relationship Between Education and HealthDiscussion Paper, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC, June 5, 2015.

Breakout Session: Where on the age spectrum do you invest? In: NIH/OBSSR Meeting on Education and Health: New Frontiers: Meeting Summary. Washington, DC, June 4, 2014.

Why educational attainment is crucial to improving population health, In: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Between Health and Education to Improve Population Health: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

Johnson RE, Ren C, Woolf SH. Life Expectancy along the DC Metro Lines. Report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 26, 2013.  

Moore, S, Robles, A, Zimmerman, E. 2012. Richmond Promise Neighborhood Community Needs Assessment. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Center for Social Science Research.

Woolf SH, Braveman P. The social and ecological determinants of health, ln: Holsinger JW, Jr., ed. Contemporary Topics in Public Health. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

Woolf SH, Phillips RL, Jr. Social determinants of health: their influence on personal choice, environmental exposures, and health care. In: Scutchfield FD, Keck W, eds. Principles of Public Health Practice, 3rd ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, 2009.

Zimmerman E., McAuley W, Buchanan J. Rural-Urban Differences in Nursing Home Admissions, Service Usage and Discharge. Report to Health Resources Services Administration, Rural Health Research Program, 2007.

Zimmerman E, Dopkins L, Masters P, Vallas S. Public Perceptions of Gang Activity in Northern Virginia: Results of a Pilot Study. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, Center for Social Science Research, 2006.

Li J, Zimmerman E. Low-Income Populations in New York City: Economic Trends and Social Welfare Programs, 1997. New York: United Way of New York City, 1998.

Manuals and Monographs

Woolf S, Aaron L, Chapman D, Dubay L, Zimmerman E, et al. The Health of the States: Spotlight on Child and Adolescent Health. Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute, 2017.

Woolf S, Aaron L, Chapman D, Dubay L, Zimmerman E, et al. The Health of the States: Spotlight on Birth Outcomes. Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute, 2017.

Woolf S, Aaron L, Chapman D, Dubay L, Zimmerman E, et al. The Health of the States: Spotlight on Life Expectancy and Mortality. Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute, 2017.

Woolf S, Aaron L, Chapman D, Dubay L, Zimmerman E, et al. The Health of the States: How U.S. States Compare in Health Status and the Factors That Shape Health. Summary Report. Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute, 2016.

Woolf S, Aaron L, Chapman D, Dubay L, Zimmerman E, et al. The Health of the States: Spotlight on Methods. Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute, 2016.

Woolf SH, Aron L, eds. U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences among High-Income Countries. National Research Council, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

Woolf SH, Krist AH, Rothemich SF. Joining Hands: Partnerships Between Physicians and the Community in the Delivery of Preventive Care. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 2006.

Book Reviews

Zimmerman E. Book Review: Kids on YouTube: Technical identities and digital literacies. Teach Sociol. 2015; 43(3): 250-252.

Presentations and posters

Zimmerman E, Cook S. “The SEED Method for Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development and Prioritization.” Invited presentation, CTSA Community Engagement Managers meeting, February 21, 2017, webinar.

Lambrinidou Y, Mantha A, McArdle J, Peters S, Bea C, Corley Creighton G, Haley A, Zimmerman E. “Collaborative Research - Engaging Universities, Local Residents and Leaders to Tackle Community Issues.” Invited plenary speaker, 2016 Corporation for National and Community Service Research Summit, Dec. 15, 2016, Washington, DC.

Zimmerman E, Aroche A, Bea C, Cook S, Gregory L. “New Local Strategies for Measuring Civic Engagement and Social Capital.” Presentation at the 2016 Corporation for National and Community Service Research Summit, Dec. 14, 2016, Washington, DC.

Zimmerman E, Cook S, Bea C, Aroche A, Engaging Richmond. “Relationships Matter – Resident and Community Partner Engagement for Participatory Action Research.” Poster at the 2016 Corporation for National and Community Service Research Summit, Dec. 14, 2016, Washington, DC.

Zimmerman E, Fleischer N. “Neighborhood Safety and Child Health Outcomes: Child, Household, and Neighborhood Effects Over Time.” Presentation at the 2016 American Public Health Association annual conference, Nov. 1, 2016, in Denver, CO.

Britz J, Chapman D, Zimmerman E, Cook S. “Strengthening Early Childhood Programming in Underserved Communities in Richmond, Virginia.” Presentation at the Family Medicine Education Consortium 2016 Annual Meeting, Oct. 30, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Zimmerman E. “Understanding the relationship between education and health: An overview.” Invited talk at the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, State Policymaking at the Intersection of Education and Health meeting, Sept. 15, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio.

Zimmerman E, Cook S, Bea, C. The SEED Method for Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development and Prioritization. Presented at: Advancing the Science of Community Engagement Research; August 2016; Washington, D.C.

Zimmerman E. “The SEED Method for Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development: Promoting Patient-centered Outcomes Research through Engagement.” Presentation at the American Sociological Association 2016 Annual Meeting, August 22, in Seattle, WA.

Zimmerman E, Fleischer NA. Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between perceived neighborhood safety and child health outcomes. Presented at: Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference; March 2016; San Diego, CA.

Zimmerman E, Cook S, Haley A, Price, SK. An evaluation of stakeholder engagement in a research question development and prioritization process. Poster presented at: Association for Clinical and Translational Science Annual Meeting; April 2016; Washington, DC.

Zimmerman E, Bea C, Early J, Haley A, Cook S. The SEED Method: A participatory process for stakeholder involvement in selecting and prioritizing health research questions. Presented at: Workshop at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 14th International Conference Journey to Justice: Creating Change through Partnerships; May 2016; New Orleans, LA.

Chapman DA, Lee J, Kelley L, Cohen S, Woolf SH. Using life expectancy maps to start a conversation about health equity. Paper presented at: Annual Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; June 2016; Anchorage, AK.

Woolf SH, Purnell J, March D. Getting the point across: communicating about the social determinants of health and health behavior (abstract Symposium 23). Presented at: Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine. Ann Behav Med. 2015; 49(Suppl 1):S70.

Haley A.  Evidence-based practices to promote health in housing redevelopment. Presented at: Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation; December 2015; Washington, DC.

Chapman DA, Kelley L, Cohen SA, Woolf SW. Creating small area life expectancy maps to inform policy: Methodological challenges and solutions. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Special Session); November 2015; Chicago, IL.

Woolf SW, Laudan L, Chapman DA, et al. What causes differences in population health across states? A comprehensive examination of potential determinants of health. Paper presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2015; Chicago, IL.

Haley A, Walker A, Zimmerman, E. Unpacking expertise: engaging diverse stakeholders to promote health in housing redevelopment. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2015; Chicago, IL.

Zimmerman E. The seed method for stakeholder engagement in question development and prioritization. Presented at: 2015 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2015; Chicago, IL.

Chapman DA. Short distances to large gaps in health. Paper presented at: National Health Plan Collaborative’s Health Literacy Task Force Webinar Series; July 2015.

Chapman DA, Neuhausen K, Austin KR, Sigmon LM, Clark SH.A hotspot analysis of health care utilization and costs among public housing residents and the homeless in Richmond, VA. Paper presented at: Annual Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; June 2015; Boston, MA.

Cohen SA, Zimmerman E, Ren C, et al. What community conditions affect health? A mixed methods analysis of outlier census tracts in California. Paper presented at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; June 2015; Minneapolis, MN.

Hill L, Anson-Dwamena R, Chapman DA. Neighborhood factors related to disparities in low birth weight infants in Virginia. Paper presented at: Annual Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; June 2015; Boston, MA.

Ren C, Zimmerman E, Cohen SA, Kelley L, Johnson R, Haley A, Chapman D, Woolf S. What community conditions affect health? A mixed methods analysis of outlier census tracts in California. Annual Research Meeting, Academy Health; June 2015; Minneapolis, MN.

Woolf SH. Getting serious about population health: The role of health systems in cross-sector collaboration to achieve collective impact. (Invited Session, Organizer and Moderator). Presented at: Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth; June 2015; Minneapolis, MN.

Neuhausen K, Doran K, Chapman DA, et al. Public housing “hot spots”: Identifying low-income neighborhoods with the highest health care use and costs. Paper presented at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; June 2015; Minneapolis, MN.

Zimmerman E. The SEED method for stakeholder engagement in question development and prioritization. Presented at: South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Meeting; May 2015; Columbia, SC.

Woolf SH. Authentic community engagement: A success story and vision for the future. Keynote address at: Community-Engaged Research Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University; May 2015; Richmond, VA.

Brisson D, Colton C, Goerge R, Theodos B, Zimmerman E, English N. Methodological challenges and associated key research findings: the payoff of tackling complex and labor-intensive data issues. Panel discussion at: Urban Affairs Association Conference; April 2015; Miami, FL.

Woolf SH. The impact of stakeholder engagement: lessons learned from health services and public health research. Presented at: Symposium on the Future of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research: International Perspectives. University of Zurich; December 2014; Zurich, CH.

Chapman DA.Integrating research to increase awareness about education and health. Presented in symposium at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Ren C, Zimmerman E, Cohen SA, Johnson RE, et al. Explaining outliers: Sociodemographic and environmental determinants of unexpectedly high life expectancy in California census tracts. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Woolf SW. The education and health initiative and its policy implications. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Woolf SW. The education and health initiative: Raising public awareness about the health implications of educational attainment. (Moderator and organizer, special session). Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Woolf SW. US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Zimmerman E. Community engagement for raising public awareness about the implications of educational attainment. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Chapman DA, Hill L. The impact of maternal and paternal education across two generations on infant birthweight and gestation. Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Hill L, Chapman DA, Noggle B, Anson-Dwamena R, Varner S, Hill C. Multi method approach to addressing infant mortality. Paper presented at: Annual Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; June 2014; Nashville, TN.

Chungfen R, Johnson R, Cohen SA et al. Small-area life expectancy: A comparison of methods, relationship to neighborhood sociodemographic factors, & outlier analysis. Paper presented at: Population Association of America Annual Meeting; May 2014; Boston, MA.

Lightfoot A, Walker A, Jackson M, Bea C, Haley A, DeMarco M. Engaging Richmond and the CBPR Charrette process: Moving partnership results to action. Presented at: Community Campus Partnerships for Health; May 2014; Chicago, IL.

Miles C, Haley A. Engaging Richmond: Moving research to action through mental health coalition building. Poster presented at: Community Campus Partnerships for Health; May 2014; Chicago, IL.

Robles A., Zimmerman E, Haley AD, Walker A, et al. Behind the scenes: Invisible work in community-based research. Presented at: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting; February 2014; Baltimore, MD.

Woolf SH. Child health equity: Can the United States make progress? Panel discussion at: AcademyHealth National Child Health Policy Conference; February 2014; Washington, DC.

Zimmerman E, Woolf S, Haley A. Understanding the relationship between education and health: A review of the evidence and an examination of community perspectives. Presented at: National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Review of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Opportunities: Innovations in Population Health Metrics Meeting; March 2014; Los Altos, CA.

Bea C, Haley A, Kenney B. Behind the scenes: invisible work in community-based research. Presented at: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting; February 2014; Baltimore, MD. 

Woolf SH. Education and population health: A review of the relationship and a strategy for working together toward common goals. Presented at: Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Workshop on Health and Education; June 2014; Washington DC.

Walker A, Simon S. Center on Society and Health: Improving health through community engagement. Presented at: AARP National Policy Council; November 2013; Washington, DC.

Ren C. Estimation of small-area life expectancy: A comparison of two methods. Abstract 3222. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Johnson R. Community conditions contributing to high life expectancy: An analysis of outliers. Abstract 4303. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Woolf SH, Braveman P, Ren C, et al. What are the health consequences of reduced food stamp eligibility? An examination of the evidence for the U.S. Congress. Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Woolf SH. International competitiveness: How failing to close the health gap with other nations could jeopardize the nation’s future. APHA special session: The Waste in Healthcare: Spending $750 billion More Wisely. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Woolf SH. Research challenges in the integration of primary care and public health. APHA Panel on Advancing the Reintegration of Public Health and Healthcare. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Woolf SH. US health in international perspective: Part I. the scope of the US health disadvantage. In APHA special session: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health: A US Global Perspective. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2013; Boston, MA.

Center on Society and Health. Poster presented at: Legislative reception sponsored by Office of Government Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 2013; Richmond, VA.

Chapman DA. Finding the missing link: Lessons learned from over a decade of developing MCH linked datasets. Paper presented at: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; June 2013; Pasadena, CA.

Woolf SH. The US health disadvantage relative to other high-income countries: The implications for health care and public health. Chair of roundtable discussion at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; June 2013; Baltimore, MD.

Zimmerman E, Haley A, Bea C, Thomas M, Walker A. Community-based participatory research: Involving residents in qualitative coding. Poster presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; June 2013; Bethesda, MD.

Zimmerman E, Bea C, Thomas M, Walker A. Community-based participatory research: Involving residents in qualitative coding. Presentation at: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting; March 2013; Boston, MA.

Evans B. A health impact assessment of a proposed poultry litter to energy facility in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Presented at: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials meeting. April 2013.

Perry A, Joubert C, Block D, Smedley B, Haley A. Place matters for health: Using locally-tailored community health equity reports to compel action to eliminate health inequities. Presented at: Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit; December 2012; Bethesda, MD.

Gray G, Chapman DA, Hill C. Maternal birth weight and birth spacing exert independent effects on the risk of preterm birth. Paper presented at: 18th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference; December 2012; San Antonio, TX.

Zimmerman E. Experiences of residents involved in community/university CBPR partnership; Challenges and opportunities (round table discussion). Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; October 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Zimmerman E. Distribution of food providers in Cook County: Relationship to socio-economic characteristics and premature mortality at the neighborhood level. Presented at the 2012 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; October 2012; San Francisco.

Evans B, Woolf SH, Zimmerman E, Thompson C, Johnson R, Deng X. The price of a lost education: How education affects hunger, housing, wealth, and health. Poster presented at:  American Public Health Association Conference; October 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Bea C, Haley AD, Kenney B, Johnston R, Miles C, Moore S, Muhammad VB, Robles A, Ryan C, Scott T, Thomas M, Tyler D, Walker A, Wheeler D, Wingo B, Zimmerman E. Engaging Richmond: Promoting participation in health equity research. Presentation to Researchers at Virgina Commonwealth University, October 4, 2012.

A version of this presentation was also presented to:
  • Richmond Promise Neighborhoods
  • Capital Region Partners Management Team
  • Creighton Court Community
  • Peter Paul, East View/Brauers
  • Fairfield Court Community
  • Whitcomb Court Community
  • Metro Richmond Clergy Convocation
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Mayor's Commission on Poverty
  • Council for Community Engagement

Evans B, Woolf SH, Haley A, et al. Determinants of geographic variation in life expectancy in urban and rural settings. Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; October 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Evans B, Woolf S, Garman G, Vance L, Fox C, Shuart W. A health impact assessment of a proposed poultry litter to energy facility in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; October 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Evans B. Stakeholder involvement in a HIA of a proposed biomass facility. Presented at: International Health Impact Assessment Conference; August 2012; Quebec City, QC.

Evans B. Determinants of geographic variation in life expectancy in urban and rural settings. Presented at: Academy Health Research Meeting; June 2012; Orlando, FL.

Haley AD. How much does it matter? Developing a tool to help the public quantify the importance of social determinants of health. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2011; Washington DC.

Evans B, Woolf SH, Thompson C, Zimmerman E, Johnson R, Deng X. Analyzing the effect of the 2007-2009 recession on inequalities in societal distress. Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; October 2011; Washington DC.

Evans B, Thompson C, Woolf S, Zimmerman, E. Worsening societal distress and widening disparities during the 2007-2009 recession (poster 3395). Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association; October 2011; Washington, DC.

Haley AD. Health equity measures. Presented at: Virginia Public Health Association Conference; September 2011; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH. The role of measurement in action and accountability. The IOM report on measuring health: Methodological implications. Presented at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting; June 2011; Seattle, WA.

Woolf SW. Health Disparities and the Role of the Family Physician. Presented at: American Academy of Family Physicians 2011 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students; July 2011; Kansas City.

Woolf SH, Sedlock S. Community context in understanding geographic disparities in social determinants of health. Presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2010; Denver, CO.

Evans B, Eaves F, Haley AD, et al. Community involvement in the design of community health equity reports (poster 4141). Poster presented at: American Public Health Association Conference; November 2010; Denver, CO.

Alvarez A, Chapman DA, Stampfel C. Using measures of health disparity to facilitate discussions about health inequity in women’s and infants’ health. Paper presented at: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; June 2009; Buffalo, NY.

Woolf SH, Jones RM, Johnson RE, Phillips RL, Jr, Bazemore A, Oliver MN. The proportion of deaths in Virginia associated with reduced household income (poster 873). Poster presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; June 2009; Chicago, IL.

Chapman DA, Alvarez A,Stampfel C. Recurrence rate and factors associated with late preterm deliveries, Virginia 1995-2005. Paper presented at: 14th Annual Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Conference; December 2008; Atlanta, GA.

Woolf SH. The proportion of deaths in Virginia associated with reduced household income. Presented at:  North American Primary Care Research Group; November 2008; Rio Grande, PR.

Policy Briefings

Overview of Proposed Data Discovery Project. Presented to: Community Design Team; May 2015; San Diego, CA.

Health disparities and the role of education. Presented to: Education and the Workforce Committee, Canon House Office Building, US House of Representatives; May 2015; Washington, DC.

Why social determinants of health matter. Presented to: Board of Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians; April 2015; Kansas, MO.

Panel discussion. National Public Health Week Forum on Creating the Healthiest Nation through System Transformation; April 2014; Washington, DC.

Moving forward on key recommendations of ‘a time to act: Investing in the health of our children and communities. Google Hangout sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America; February 2014.

Health in all policies. Facilitated briefing discussion at: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Human Services Committee, Fairfax County Government Center; February 2014; Fairfax, VA.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Congressional briefing at: What’s Ailing America, sponsored by Coalition for the Advancement of Health through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Dirksen Senate Office Building; September 2013; Washington, DC.

The picture of health in Fairfax. Briefing and facilitated discussion at: Community Transformation Grant Leadership Team; September 2014; Fairfax, VA.

Community engaged research and its role in translational research: A personal discovery.” Keynote address at: Annual National Clinical and Translational Science Award Community Engagement Conference, Science of Community Engaged Research: Future Directions; August 2013; Bethesda, MD.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Briefing of: US Surgeon General’s National Prevention Council; May 2014; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Webinar. Grantmakers in Health; April 2013.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Briefing of US Surgeon General’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; March 2013; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Briefing to: health staff of all Democratic Senators, U.S. Senate; January 2013; Washington DC.

Social determinants of health. Briefing to: Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services; January 2013; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Briefing to: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, US Senate; January 2013; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Briefing to: Energy and Commerce Committee, US House of Representatives; January 2013; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Sponsor briefing to: National Institutes of Health; January 2013; Bethesda, MD.

2012 county health rankings and roadmaps. Capitol Hill briefing by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to: Rayburn House Office Building, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Senate HELP Committee Roundtable, Capitol Hill; May 2012; Washington, DC.

The price of a lost education. Webinar. Briefing to: Living in America track of Project on Societal Distress, Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Human Needs; December 2011.

Where disparities begin: The social and economic determinants of health and the vital role of public policy. Briefing to: National Health Plan Collaborative Member Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Teleconference Briefing; October 2011.

Where disparities begin: The social and economic determinants of health and the vital role of public policy. Briefing by Health Affair; October 2011; Washington, DC.

Looking upstream: How income, education and racial inequalities shape health. Webinar. Briefing to: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. April 2011.

Behavioral and social determinants of health and the role of family medicine. Briefing to: American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Health of the Public and Science; September 2010; Kansas City, MO.

Behavioral and social determinants of health and the role of family medicine. Briefing to: American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors; April 2010; Kansas City, MO.

Education and health calculator. Briefing to: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America Education Community Briefing; September 2009; Washington, DC.

Education and health calculator. Report on Children’s Health and Online Education and Health Calculator. US Senate briefing by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America, Hart Senate Office Building; October 2008; Washington, DC.

Testimony/Hearings

Woolf SH. Dying young: Why your social and economic status may be a death sentence in America. Testimony before: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. Dirksen Senate Office Building; November 2013; Washington, DC.

Woolf SH. Testimony of Center on Society and Health. Senator Bernard Sanders invited Forum on “Defunding Obamacare” for Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Dirksen Senate Office Building; October 2013; Washington, DC. 

Special Conferences

Shorter lives, poorer health: How the US fares. Presented at: Visioning Meeting, Wellness Initiative for the Nation, Samueli Institute. May 2015; Alexandria, VA.

The worsening health of American women: Emerging evidence. Presented at: Women's Health 2015: The 23rd Annual Congress; April 2015; Washington, DC.

Big data in health and medicine. Session Moderator at: Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. National Academy of Sciences; December 2014; Washington, DC.

Getting serious about population health. Presented at: Annual Meeting, Friedell Committee for Health System Transformation. October 2014; Lexington, KY.

Getting serious about population health. Presented at: Leadership Retreat: Tools for Leadership: Managing Implications Related to Health Systems and Population Health. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health; July 2014; Denver, CO.

Education and population health: A review of the relationship and a strategy for working together
toward common goals
. Keynote address at: Workshop on Health and Education, Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, June 5, 2014.

Big data and the promotion of population health. Presented at: Big Data and Machine Learning for Integrative Health and Medicine. Integrative Medicine and Health; May 2014; Miami, FL.

Getting serious about population health. Keynote presentation at: Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health conference: Reconnecting Public Health and Care Delivery to Improve the Health of Populations. National Press Club; May 2014; Washington, DC.

The worsening health disadvantage of American women: Emerging evidence and public health implications. Presented at: Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health; April 2014; Bethesda, MD.

Understanding the relationship between education and health: A review of the evidence and an examination of community perspectives. Presented at: Review of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Opportunities: Innovations in Population Health Metrics, convened by Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. National Institutes of Health; March 2014; Bethesda, MD.

Beyond health care: The importance of social determinants of health. Presented to: Williamsburg Health Foundation, Board Education Session and Dinner; March 2014; Williamsburg, VA.

Shorter lives, poorer health: The National Research Council/ Institute of Medicine report. Session discussion at: The Voice of Philanthropy in Effecting Health Systems Change. Grantmakers in Health Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy; March 2014; Atlanta, GA.

The connecting dots initiative: A progress report. Presented at: Winter 2014 Scholars Meeting, The Institute for Integrative Health; February 2014; Baltimore, MD.

Factors outside of health care that shape health outcomes: the implications for health care costs and workforce productivity. Presented at: Executive Healthcare Committee Meeting, Virginia Chamber of Commerce; December 2013; Richmond, VA.

Center on Society and Health: The education portfolio. Presented at: Committee for Education Funding; November 2013.

Health impact of reduced food stamp eligibility. Presented at: National Academy of Public Administration 2013 Fall Meeting; November 2013; Washington, DC.

Achieving health equity: The national landscape. Keynote address at: Kresge Foundation Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative Grantee Learning Network Meeting; July 2013; Honolulu, HI.

Beyond health care. Presented at: Northern Virginia Health Summit; May 2013; Springfield, VA.

Connecting the dots. Presented to: Inaugural meeting, Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, Institute of Medicine; April 2013; Washington, DC.

US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Public Discussion. Presented to: National Academy of Sciences; March 2013; Washington, DC.

Social determinants of health. Presented to: Contemporary Public Health Book Event, University of Kentucky; December 2012; Lexington, KY.

Social determinants of health and health equity. Keynote address at: Virginia Rural Health Action Conference; October 2012; Charlottesville, VA.

Assessing the value of community-based preventive interventions. Presented to: Committee on Valuing Community-Based, Non-Clinical Prevention. Institute of Medicine; December 2011; Washington, DC.

Translational health disparities research: Intersections of science, practice, and policy. Presented to: Translational Health Disparities Course, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health; June 2011; Bethesda, MD.

Translation of health disparities research to inform practice and policy. Presented to: Translational Health Disparities Course, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health; September 2010; Bethesda, MD.

The magnitude and consequences of health disparities. Ten years later: How far have we come in reducing health disparities? Institute of Medicine Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities; April 2010; Washington, DC.

The magnitude and consequences of health disparities. Presented to: National Academy of Public Administration; November 2009; Washington, DC.

Putting social determinants in perspective for policymakers. Keynote address at: Virginia Health Equity Conference; September 2009; Richmond, VA.

Lectures

Woolf SH. Getting serious about population health. Lecture at: Bridges to Access Conference, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health; February 14, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK.

Woolf SH. US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health. Lecture at: Spring Seminar Series, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research. Virginia Commonwealth University; March 19, 2015; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH.The health impact pyramid and clinical care: The linkages. Lecture at: Medical Grand Rounds, Inova Health System Equity Conference; October 2014; Falls Church, VA.

Woolf SH. The US health disadvantage: What physicians can do about it. Lecture at: Clancy A. Holland Lecture, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 14, 2014; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH. Getting serious about population health. Lecture at: Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia; October 16, 2014; Charlottesville, VA.

Woolf SH. Getting serious about population health. Lecture at: State of Public Health Conference, The University of Georgia College of Public Health; September 10, 2014; Athens, GA.

Woolf SH. Understanding social determinants of health. Lecture at: Launch of Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series, West Virginia University School of Public Health; September 5, 2014; Morgantown, WV.

Woolf SH. The new era of stakeholder engagement in health research, policy, and practice. Lecture at: Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar, Institute for Public Health, Washington University School of Medicine; May 8, 2014; St. Louis, MO.

Woolf SH. The US health disadvantage: What family physicians can do about it. Lecture at: Annual Spring Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; May 6, 2014; San Antonio, TX.

Woolf SH. Beyond health care: Strategies for improving health and lowering costs. Lecture at: Thomas Jefferson Center for Public Policy. Schroeder Center for Health Policy, the College of William and Mary; March 20, 2014; Williamsburg, VA.

Woolf SH. Health outcomes and health policy: Are we missing the obvious? James Moss Lecture. Lecture at: American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting and Clinical Update; March 7, 2014; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH. The US health disadvantage. Lecture at: Grand Rounds, Department of Population Health, New York University; January 23, 2014; New York, NY.

Woolf SH. The VCU Center on Society and Health: Working to improve health from outside the clinic. Lecture to: Fall Grand Rounds, International/Inner City/ Rural Preceptorship (I2CRP) Program, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 17, 2013; Richmond, VA

Woolf SH. The US health disadvantage: What is the next step for public health? Lecture at: Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health; September 18, 2013; New York, NY.

Woolf SH. What is public health? Lecture at: National Student Leadership Conference, American University; July 14, 2013; Washington, DC.

Woolf SH. What’s ailing America? The US health disadvantage relative to other high-income countries. Lecture at: Global and Community Health course, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University; February 12, 2013; Fairfax, VA.

Woolf SW. Social determinants of health and the role of the family physician. Invited lecture at: American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly; October 20, 2012; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Woolf SH. Why social determinants matter so much. Lecture at: Distinguished Levitt Lecture, University of Colorado Denver Department of Family Medicine; June 7, 2012; Denver, CO.

Woolf SH. Social policy is health policy: The health implications of policies outside the silo of health care. Lecture at: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; February 2, 2012; Houston, TX.

Woolf SH. Health disparities and the role of the family physician. Lecture at: Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University; January 6, 2012; Washington, DC.

Woolf SH. Citizen-Centered Health Promotion. Lecture at: School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; October 27, 2011; Chapel Hill, NC.

Woolf SH. Where disparities begin: The role of social determinants of health. Lecture at: Diabetes Symposium and Workshop, West Virginia University; October 20, 2011; Charleston, WV.

Woolf SH. Health inequities and the policy value proposition. Lecture at: Brown Bag Health Disparities Lecture, Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Health Disparities; December 9, 2010; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH. Health inequities and the policy value proposition. Lecture at: Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis Lecture, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 18, 2010; Richmond, VA.

Woolf SH. Social determinants of health. Lecture to: Residency class, Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Practice Center; December 29, 2009; Fairfax, VA.

Woolf SH. Putting social determinants in perspective for policymakers. Lecture at: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute; October 26, 2009; Madison, WI.

Woolf SH. Improving the delivery of clinical preventive services: An opportunity for restoring collaboration with public health and community resources. Lecture at: Grand Rounds, Robert H. Crede Lecture, Joint Medicine-Pediatrics Conference. University of California-San Francisco; March 12, 2009; San Francisco, CA.

Woolf SH. Putting social determinants in perspective. Lecture at: Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California-San Francisco; March 12, 2009; San Francisco, CA.

Woolf SH. Putting social determinants of health in perspective. Lecture at: Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center; December 5, 2008; Bronx, NY.

Woolf SH. Social determinants of health. Lecture to: Residency class, Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Practice Center; October 31, 2008; Fairfax, VA.

Woolf SH. Social determinants of health. Lecture to: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine M-2 ICRP Fall elective; October 30, 2008; Richmond, VA. 

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