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Activity Number: 278 - Innovative Methods for Predicting Public Health Outcomes and Informing Policy
Type: Topic-Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 : 1:30 PM to 3:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #317602
Title: Cardiovascular Health Inequities: Innovative Methods Coupled with Diverse Observational Cohorts Equals a Recipe for Evidence-Based Policies
Author(s): Loni Tabb*
Companies: Drexel Univerisity
Keywords: Cardiovascular health (CVH); Racial/ethnic inequitites; Spatial epidemiology; Spatial statistics; Diverse observational cohorts

Racial disparities in cardiovascular health (CVH) continue to remain a public health concern in the United States. While there has been overall progress in the narrowing of the Black-White disparity in all-cause mortality for all ages from 33% in 1999 to 16% in 2015, disparities in CVH remain with some widening. Over the past two decades, one of Healthy People’s overarching goals has focused on disparities, with an emphasis on achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, and improving the health of all Americans. In an effort to gauge attaining such goals as laid out by initiatives like Healthy People 2020, innovative methods coupled with diverse observational cohorts are required – which, in turn, help to produce the needed evidence to create more informed policies as well as interventions. This talk will highlight two such diverse cohorts sponsored by the NIH/NHLBI, found in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohorts - with an emphasis on the application of spatial and spatio-temporal statistical and epidemiolocal methods.

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