Monthly Archive for February, 2008

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Funding Opportunity

Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Enhancing the Environmental Public Health Workforce by Strengthening Environmental Health Academic Programs Grant

Overcoming Obstacles to Health

Report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Commission to Build a Healthier America
February 2008
University of California, San Francisco Center on Social Disparities in Health
Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H. ; Susan Egerter, Ph.D.
Available online as PDF file

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

Source: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and older, this extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious affiliation of the American public. This online section includes dynamic tools that complement the full report.

The Fall and Rise of US Inequities in Premature Mortality: 1960-2002

Nancy Krieger*, David H. Rehkopf, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Enrico MarcelliĀ¤b, Malinda Kennedy

PLoS Med 5(2) February 2008: e46.doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050046

Background: Debates exist as to whether, as overall population health improves, the absolute and relative magnitude of income- and race/ethnicity-related health disparities necessarily increase – or decrease. We accordingly decided to test the hypothesis that health inequities widen-or shrink-in a context of declining mortality rates, by examining annual US mortality data over a 42 year period.