While studies show that obese people are two to three times more likely to have asthma that overweight people, the reason is unclear. The National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) is requesting grant proposals from organizations interested in investigating the linkages betwen asthma and obesity, especially in early life. Proposals are due on September 5, … [ Read full post ]
I don’t spend my work hours crunching data sets and pouring over confidence intervals, nor churning out reports dense with charts and tables and graphs. Numbers and statistics don’t frequently require much of my attention. Yet, data play a remarkably fundamental role in my work to reduce the burden of asthma as part of Regional … [ Read full post ]
They say every picture tells a story. At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, we believe that every data point has the potential to tell a story. That’s why we operate our flagship website, www.kidsdata.org.
How do you mobilize your community to take action around an important health, environmental or other issue? In this brief interview, Angelo Logan, co-founder of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, talks about the importance of providing a venue where outrage can be expressed constructively, defining your “policy target” and making every interaction with … [ Read full post ]
RAISING AWARENESS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES: Chris Ringewald, senior research analyst for Healthy City, writes about how his GIS project and CPEHN relied upon CHIS data to increase awareness and action around health disparities in the state:
At the California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CACH), our work focuses on building partnerships with other organizations that promote the well-being of youth and to connect professionals “on the ground” to information and resources. Data about the health of adolescents in California are central to this work. With data, we can paint a picture of the … [ Read full post ]