Urban Strategies Council (the Council) was one of five National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership sites selected by Urban Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the Project to Develop Neighborhood Health Analysis. The project is an effort to expand knowledge of the relationships between characteristics of neighborhoods and health outcomes.
The Alameda County Public Health Department (PHD) is designing community based
interventions to reduce the risk of certain diseases, among them tuberculosis (TB), which occur disproportionately in low-income neighborhoods. The Council collaborated with the PHD to investigate the specific social, physical and spatial characteristics that may be associated with TB infection in neighborhoods in Oakland, California. The results of these analyses will help inform both the community and the PHD as they undertake intervention and prevention programs.