disease prevention

A Life-Expectancy Gap That Hasn’t Changed in 15 Years

Our good friend Ted Eytan from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health writes an excellent blog chronicling his life and work in Washington D.C. We’re proud that his postings often including one or more Community Commons maps that he uses to help tell his story. He gave us permission to share one of his latest with you, modified a bit to fit our audience and format. Take it away, Ted. Read more

REACH Priority Populations

In May of 2014, the CDC announced a new round of REACH funding that would be available to communities through an application process. The Racial and Ethnical Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grants asked that organizations demonstrate capacity in pinpointing populations most likely to experience health disparities based on gender, race, sexual identity, ethnicity, age, or geography.  Read more

RWJF: It’s Time to Act Recommendation 3

This is the third in a three part series. Read part one and part two.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has released the report Time to Act: Investing in the Health of our Children and Communities which highlights recommendations from the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America. The commission has one focus: find better methods for improving the health of all Americans.  Read more