Racial/ethnic minority segregation and low birth weight in Chicago and Toronto


We examined the association between racial/ethnic minority segregation and low birth weight (LBW) in Chicago and Toronto communities. While previous work has documented the importance of contextual effects on LBW, these studies have usually been conducted within a single city. We used Pearson correlation coefficients and OLS regression models to examine potential variability in the … Continue reading Racial/ethnic minority segregation and low birth weight in Chicago and Toronto

Voices of Health Equity in Chicago: Interview #1


“The farther you were from the trauma center, the more likely you were to die” Voices of Health Equity in Chicago Interview No. 1 Topic: Trauma desert Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Acute Care Surgery University of Florida Read the interview. Be sure to check out more of our … Continue reading Voices of Health Equity in Chicago: Interview #1

Community response to a public health advertisement


When does a population at risk become a risk population? This February 2015 billboard by the Chicago, Illinois, Department of Public Health is aimed at promoting fl u shots. It features an African American infant beside the message: “I am an outbreak.” The billboard was part of a larger advertising campaign, with other billboards placed … Continue reading Community response to a public health advertisement