Why is mortality so high in some counties compared to other counties? Is it because of long term care facilities? Population age? Pre-existing conditions? Proximity to big cities? Or is it related to community-level factors, like poverty, race and ethnicity, or community cohesion? A new study led by WRI Faculty Director Sarah Allred and Emily Greenfield, an associate professor of social work at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will seek to understand these patterns, not just at the county level, but also at the municipality level.
Grounded in data collected from two comprehensive community health needs assessments across five counties, WRI presents an important finding about health in South Jersey.
WRI, in partnership with Land Dimensions and the Financial Wellness Institute, has completed a study essential to understanding the livability of the state.
WRI Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes and WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman presented the Institute’s Our Piece of the Pie study as part of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s Good Morning South Jersey Series.