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UHC Releases New Data Brief on Neighborhood Poverty in Philadelphia

6/27/2017 10:20:14 AM

Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative has released a new data brief on neighborhood poverty in Philadelphia. The project, developed using recent data from the City of Philadelphia, illustrates the links between neighborhood poverty and selected health measures, including obesity, smoking, diet, mental health, and safety. The brief maps social determinants of health such as access to healthy foods and to unhealthy products, housing quality, physical and social environments, and risk factors for those living in higher poverty neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The UHC highlights implications of the findings in the conclusion of the brief, and makes recommendations to improve health in the city.

Download UHC Poverty Data Brief