Center for American Progress
For some time now, I’ve been aware of Project Implicit. The university-led collaborative administers web-based tests that purport to reveal whether a person is unknowingly biased about a wide range of issues.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Implicit bias manifests in subconscious assumptions — good or bad — people automatically make about someone based on their race or ethnicity, according to the Kirwan Institute of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. In a law enforcement sense, those biases could lead to racial profiling.
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The Ohio Department of Health has identified 18 high risk ZIP codes in Lucas County. High risk ZIP codes contain at least one census tract where 12 percent or more of children tested in 2001 had blood lead levels of 10 micrograms and are further defined by demographic and socioeconomic data. One study by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University predicted more than 3,400 children in Toledo have lead poisoning.
OSU officials are working with the university’s Kirwan Institute to map baseline health information across the city so they can outline more-measurable goals by fall, said Wanda Dillard, director of community development at Wexner Medical Center.
The Youngstown Vindicator
That systems and institutions affect peoples lives more than individual choices, especially as it applies to infant mortality, was a major takeaway from the Youngstown Minority Health Month Conference.
The conference, “Why are Our Babies Dying,” sponsored by the Youngstown Office of Minority Health, was Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Arlington Avenue.
Northeast Ohio Media GroupKaren Farkas
President Michael Drake made the announcement in an investiture address following his formal installment as Ohio State’s 15th president. Hundreds attended, including numerous college administrators and presidents, Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.
WBUR Boston’s NPR Station
Those health worlds may be far apart indeed. A new “Child Opportunity Index” suggests that Boston may be the worst city in the country for Hispanic kids in terms of healthy development.
Which of these places has the lowest average life expectancy: North Korea, Pakistan or the 43222 ZIP code in Columbus?
Yes, the Columbus ZIP code, where the average life expectancy is about 64 years.
The statistic comes from David Norris, a researcher for a study commissioned by the Columbus Foundation and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, and reported in The Dispatch.
WOSU Public Media
A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.
The study found that some older residents of Franklin county will live twenty years fewer than others because of where they live.
What doesn’t seem to make a difference is whether people live in suburban or urban areas, said Matt Martin, senior researcher for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, which did the report with the College of Social Work.
“Where you live in the county matters, but it doesn’t follow development patterns as some might think,” he said.
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This paper makes the case for leveraging new mapping tools to spark fresh conversations and spur collaborative action. Spatial analysis and data visualization can be a powerful first step, enabling policymakers and the public to better understand the whole, interconnected network of learning opportunities within their communities.