Glaring health inequity is among the biggest obstacles to becoming a more functional, livable Baltimore. From North Baltimore to South Baltimore, neighborhoods say a lot about a community’s health and the outlook for their health over their lifetime. The City’s recent reports and meetings to help communities overcome these place-based health profiles are just a few recent local initiatives to resolve these health inequities. There is even a national conference being held nearby in November to teach people how to use data on urban health inequality to put together a plan for change.
This November the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is taking this one step further. JHUHI is coordinating a symposium to develop equity-oriented urban health metrics. Collecting the wrong data, or measuring data in ways that skew results to benefit a small group of the population does not necessarily promote equity. As a community, we need to ensure that the measurement of data and the data indicators used are chosen to promote equity for all. Dr. Carlos Castillo-Salgado, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be speaking on this topic. Dr. Castillo-Salgado has won numerous national and international awards for his contributions in epidemiology and public health. So if you are interested in learning about how measurement of health in cities can be made to better support equality, be sure to attend this conference.
This event will be held:
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21205