The June 28, 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes a perspective piece by our colleague and Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Dr. Amy J.H. Kind, about a new tool to help reduce health care disparities. “Making Neighborhood-Disadvantage Metrics Accessible – The Neighborhood Atlas” details a first- of- its kind neighborhood map that breaks down socio-economic factors at the ZIP Code level across the entire country. It is based on the idea that neighborhood disadvantage can powerfully affect health and that both clinical treatment and health research will benefit from incorporating socio-economic factors.Data are available for download at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Neighborhood Atlas website: neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu.
An audio interview with Dr. Kind is available on NEJM.org. Listen to the interview here.
The Wisconsin State Journal also highlighted this resource in a piece published this afternoon. Read more here.Find previous features, here.
Posted on June 28, 2018.