urban health

Texting: A Doctor in Your Pocket?

November 21, 2011

Texting has grown from technological fad to a primary route of communication popular around the world. With cell phones in the pockets of people of all incomes and ages, the quick, no-frills conversations enabled by texting have made almost everyone [Read more]

Fighting Disparities During Segregation

May 13, 2011

Reducing health disparities in the United States has been a top priority for our health care system in these early years of the 21st century. But efforts to narrow the health gap between black and white patients go much farther back, to the start of [Read more]

Mapping Out the Starting Point

February 17, 2011

When health disparities in urban populations are discussed at the University of Chicago Medical Center, it’s not an abstract, far-away concept. Only a few blocks west and south of the hospital campus are some of the poorest neighborhoods in [Read more]