All Current Projects

Mortality Studies

Mortality Studies

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.

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Regional Health Indicator Project

A project, funded by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Region Forward initiative, to develop a Health Community Index, issue brief, technical report, and several maps for the Metro Washington region. 

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Volunteerism in the East End

Volunteerism in the East End

A study aiming to contribute to knowledge about the processes and impact of volunteering by examining the characteristics of neighborhood‐based and regional volunteers and organizations in Richmond, Virginia’s East End neighborhood.

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Health Opportunity and Equity Project (HOPE)

Health Opportunity and Equity Project (HOPE)

A project, led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity, to develop a health equity index at the national, state, and local level. As part of this project, the Center is providing data and research support for the Texas Health Institute.

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Engaging Richmond

Engaging Richmond

A community-academic partnership based in Richmond's East End, employing mixed methods research to explore the social and environmental factors that influence health. 

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