Toward a policy-relevant analysis of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health.

  title={Toward a policy-relevant analysis of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health.},
  author={Dolores Acevedo-Garc{\'i}a and Theresa L Osypuk and Nancy McArdle and David R. Williams},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={27 2},
Extreme racial/ethnic disparities exist in children's access to "opportunity neighborhoods." These disparities arise from high levels of residential segregation and have implications for health and well-being in childhood and throughout the life course. The fact that health disparities are rooted in social factors, such as residential segregation and an unequal geography of opportunity, should not have a paralyzing effect on the public health community. However, we need to move beyond… CONTINUE READING

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