hidden Community supports for physical activity: Why and how to keep track of them

Community supports for physical activity: Why and how to keep track of them

Author: James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Department of City & Regional Planning and Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Preview: A useful surveillance system for public health planning must go beyond assessing only physical activity by including measures of modifiable characteristics that can influence the behavior. This system can also reflect the extent of interventions and changes in those characteristics nationwide.

hidden New data suggest disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization by race/ethnicity; AHA updates its community data tool to better identify areas where severe cases are likely to occur

New data suggest disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization by race/ethnicity; AHA updates its community data tool to better identify areas where severe cases are likely to occur

Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association

Preview: The American Heart Association Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s data visualization resource, “County-Level Characteristics Related to Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 Complications,” has been updated to include detailed population estimates of the proportion of county residents according to race and ethnicity.

hidden New Resource to Identify Communities at High Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19 and Increased Healthcare Utilization

New Resource to Identify Communities at High Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19 and Increased Healthcare Utilization

Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association

Preview: The Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation (CHME) has developed a data visualization resource to identify communities with population characteristics associated with high rates of severe COVID-19 illness, which can help pinpoint localities at high risk for increased use of healthcare services and increased resource needs.

hidden Have Faith: Community-Based Interventions Can Reduce Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Have Faith: Community-Based Interventions Can Reduce Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Author: Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., FAHA, FACC, President, American Heart Association, 2017-18; Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Preview: A new study confirms that lay health educators are dependable partners in implementing community-based hypertension control programs.