Study on the impact of recent disasters on the health and health care of poor and underserved populations in major cities

  • McBride, David (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program was designed to produce major works from senior and new investigators that would add to the health policy field's knowledge base. The purpose of this project is to study the impact of recent disasters on the health and health care of poor and underserved populations in major U.S. cities. The fundamental question this project will pursue is: How have the health care institutions that serve urban minority populations responded to disasters and what role have long-standing health care and environmental health disparities played in this response? The project approaches this question in four phases. First, it will develop a national profile of recent disasters and hazardous-environment events that have occurred in or threatened urban settings. Second, it will conduct in-depth case studies of disasters in selected mid-Atlantic and southeastern cities, with a strong emphasis on these cities' minority communities. Third, the project will publish a report summarizing its key findings. Fourth, the investigator will develop several conference papers, articles, and a book manuscript on disasters, health policy, and urban minority communities.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/09

Funding

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: $224,343.00

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