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Event Date: 

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

Contact Info: 

Patty Grubb,, (608) 265-0516

PHS Monday Seminar: Amy J.H. Kind, MD, PhD, "Neighborhood Disadvantage: Informing New Approaches to Medicare Policy and Health Delivery for Vulnerable Older Adults"


Living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with education, health behaviors, stress, mortality and disease.  These associations have been recognized for decades, yet applications of these concepts have been limited in fields of health policy and health delivery.


1. Recognize that neighborhood disadvantage is one underlying factor in health disparities;

2. Discuss the barriers to inclusion of socioeconomic metrics within national-level health policy and health delivery;

3. Increase awareness of a practical approach to quantifying neighborhood disadvantage;

4. Discuss examples of early practical applications of this tool.

Health Sciences Learning Center

Supplemental Materials: 
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