Diagram

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

Featured

Mortality Studies

Mortality Studies

November 30, 2017

An analysis of mortality trends in California, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Virginia, with a special focus on specific causes driving increases in mortality, the characteristics of places in which mortality is increasing, and stress-related conditions, such as deaths from suicide, drug overdoses, and cardiovascular disease.

Read More
Life Expectancy in Northern Virginia

Life Expectancy in Northern Virginia

November 27, 2017

The health of residents in Northern Virginia is among the best in the United States, but it is not uniform. Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and the cities they surround were the focus of these reports and interactive maps examining differences in life expectancy and other sociodemographic factors in the region.

Read More
Mapping Life Expectancy

Mapping Life Expectancy

September 26, 2016

Media-friendly maps depicting dramatic differences in life expectancy across small distances in U.S. cities and rural areas. Building on an earlier set of five maps released for the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America, the Center produced maps for 21 additional cities and rural areas across the country, including New York City; Richmond, VA; Chicago; Philadelphia; Tulsa, OK; and Detroit. Maps were released throughout 2015 and 2016.

Read More
Edit