Webinar - Improving Health and Equity in America's Small and Midsize Cities

City Types Provide New Perspective on What Shapes Health

New analysis from City Health Dashboard shows how poverty and racial inequities play an outsized role in the health of people in small and midsize cities—raising questions of how these cities should pursue strategies for reducing racial and economic disparities.

For the first time, a new health-focused framework for more than 700 small and midsize U.S. cities provides a way for city leaders and their partners to understand how health disparities in their communities are driven by social factors like income inequality and rent burden. Developed by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Wagner, the City Types framework enables city leaders and policymakers to identify local health trends within and across City Types and learn about potential solutions to improve health for all.

-Dig into key findings and geographic trends on life expectancy, rent burden, and racial and economic disparities in health across small and midsize cities.
-Hear insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about how where you live matters to how long and how well you live.
-Learn from the Dashboard’s city partners on why health and equity in small and midsize cities is a critical focus for local policymakers.
-Explore innovative website resources and features that give city leaders a one-stop-shop of data for a clearer picture of what influences health and well-being in their communities, including a new COVID Local Risk Index that can identify cities and neighborhoods with populations at higher risk of COVID-19 infection and more severe COVID-19 illness.

Speakers will include:
-Mayor Adrian Perkins, Shreveport, Louisiana
-George Hobor, PhD, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
-Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Primary Investigator, and Chair, Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine
-Becky Ofrane, MPH, Manager, Engagements and Partnerships, City Health Dashboard
-Neil Kleiman, PhD, Co-Primary Investigator, City Health Dashboard

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm