Robin Barr, Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
At NIA, we know that achieving and maintaining good health is about more than biology. The neighborhoods where we live, work, play, worship and grow older play significant roles. Studying neighborhoods and their residents is a key step to advancing real-world health equities. The catch has been that gathering, sharing and accessing socioeconomic metrics about a particular neighborhood has proved difficult for researchers across many fields, including NIH-supported scientists who study aging. Until now!
NIA, in partnership with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the NIH, has funded a new publicly available tool that makes such metrics more accessible to all: The Neighborhood Atlas. Read the full blog post.