Neighborhoods and Health: Building Evidence for Local Policy. Section 1 - Introduction: the Project and the Report

05/01/2003

This document is the final report of the Development and Use of Neighborhood Health Analysis project, which has been conducted by the Urban Institute (UI) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) through a contract that began in 2001.(1) The work period ran from September 2001 through April 2003.

The project was motivated by an issue of growing importance to health policy. It is increasingly recognized that variations in neighborhood conditions are critical to health outcomes and program options--in almost all urban areas, serious health problems are highly concentrated in a fairly small number of distressed neighborhoods--yet only a handful of U.S. cities now have data that allow them to analyze health problems constructively at the neighborhood level.

The research was designed to take advantage of an initiative that offers special advantages in at least beginning to address this issue: the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). NNIP is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners in 20 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policy making and community building.(2)

NNIP's local partners represent the majority of the local organizations in this country that have built advanced information systems with integrated and recurrently updated data on neighborhood conditions in their cities. Thus, NNIP is particularly well prepared to provide both (1) relevant data and analysis (comparable across sites) and (2) practical guidance on developing local data systems for health analysis and using them to improve programs and policies.

This section introduces the project. We begin by describing the project's purposes and overall structure. We then discuss in more depth our approach and methodology in the two major work components: cross-site analysis and site-specific analysis. Finally, we review the contents of the remainder of the report.

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