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The VCU Center on Society and Health is an academic research center working to connect the dots between social factors and health.

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Income and Health Initiative

Income and Health Initiative

April 13, 2015

A series of issue briefs and an interactive online visual tool on the relationship between income, wealth, and health designed to unpack this complex relationship and offer evidence-based policy recommendations. A collaboration with the Urban Institute.

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Mapping Life Expectancy

Mapping Life Expectancy

April 1, 2014

Media-friendly maps depicting dramatic differences in life expectancy across small distances in U.S. cities and rural areas. Maps for five locations were released in 2013, and maps between local highway exits or metro line stops in Washington, DC, New Orleans, Kansas City, the San Joaquin Valley, and Minneapolis. Maps for 20 additional cities and rural areas will be released in 2015.

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