On April 16, 2015, MIHP’s 13th Annual Haddad Lecture featured Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, president of the Aetna Foundation. His presentation focused on population disparities in health and the imperative to reinvigorate community health to narrow these sometimes startling disparities.
Using maps from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dr. Graham illustrated dramatic disparities in life expectancy across state lines, as well as within individual cities. Even in Boston, for example, residents in the Back Bay can expect to live many years longer than those in Roxbury. Highlighting these disparities in such a basic metric as life expectancy by neighborhood underscored the complex impact of various environmental factors on health.
Dr. Graham reviewed the history of the public policy recognition of popula <more...>