It might not seem intuitive–but Investments in early childhood education are directly linked to the long-term health and success of neighborhoods. That is one idea that connects the work of Dr. David Williams to Purpose Built Communities.
Dr. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. An internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences on health, his research has enhanced the understanding of how socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. He is the author of more than 400 scientific papers, and The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is one of the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies.
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Dr. Williams presented on the connection between where someone lives and health outcomes at the 2016 Purpose Built Communities conference. Watch his presentation, or listen to it as part of the upcoming Season 2 of This Is Community, the Purpose Built Communities podcast.