Assessing Health and Quality of Life for Women and Children

CEHI’s Community Assessment Project in Durham, NC, aims to measure the role of  environmental  factors on human health, particularly that of women and children.  A team of researchers will layer the data from the May-September field collection with current information on tax values, crime, demographics and locations of health care providers, schools and day care centers.This summer’s collection will cover 30,000 tax parcels.

“The Community Assessment Project is tied to a birth outcome study called Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby in which pregnant women are assessed during doctor’s appointments for health and quality of life. The health of their babies is assessed after they’re born, and information about their neighborhoods figures into the overall analysis.”

Source: The Herald-Sun

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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