Annual Research Meeting HSRPRoj Poster
The findings in this poster support observations that the U.S. urban health agenda is responding to the need to understand chronic diseases (e.g. a focus on cancer and obesity).
The growth of urban populations and the unique health needs of these communities drives the need for innovation in urban public health department. With input from Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), AcademyHealth staff used the National Library of Medicine’s Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database to review trends in urban health services research (HSR) within participating BCHC Cities. This project contributes to understanding HSR’s role in urban health, asking:
- In which BCHC member cities is HSR conducted?
- Among which of 25 urban health topics identified by the BCHC is HSR most commonly conducted?
- Is there evidence of research collaboration among cities to study urban health; and what are the characteristics this collaboration?
The findings support observations that the U.S. urban health agenda is responding to the need to understand chronic diseases (e.g. a focus on cancer and obesity). Given the importance of the urban health agenda for public health in the U.S., the findings suggest further study to assess opportunities for multicity collaboration, and opportunities to engage public health departments.