Tracing the Roots of Difference

02 Dec Tracing the Roots of Difference

Communities Count is a public-private partnership that provides data to support equity work and monitor the health and well-being of King County, Washington communities.  Communities Count emphasizes prevention and a long-term view of change while using data to understand how to build and sustain healthy communities and families.

Recently, Communities Count published a series of Equity Blogs that looks at the root causes – historical and contemporary – of longstanding disparities in the health and well-being of King County residents.  The blogs investigate the notion, supported by many public health leaders, that “health is a function of social inequality.”  They also describe biological mechanisms that have been proposed to mediate the close relationship between social inequality and health outcomes.

Join data2insight and check out the series titled “Tracing the Roots of Difference: A Blog Series.”