Data From Latin American Cities

Presentation by Claire Slesinski
October 17, 2018

This presentation was part of the NNIP Showcase, Part 1 session at the October 2018 NNIP Partners’ Meeting.

These 5-minute presentations give a lightning-quick overview of our NNIP Partners and their work.

The Salud Urbana en America Latina (“Urban Health in Latin America,” also known as SALURBAL) Project has developed a unique data resource. The SALURBAL data platform includes 377 cities with populations of 100,000 or more from 11 countries in the region. Some of the data is linked to smaller units within cities, down to the neighborhood level. The data, which come from a variety of sources that will be described, include information on the mortality, health status, built environment, and social environment of these 377 cities. Variables included in the database consist of cause-specific mortality, diabetes, hypertension, substance use, BMI, physical activity, mode of transportation, access to green space, and crime and violence, among many others. This data will be used to compare differences between and within cities, on issues related to how urban environments impact health outcomes, equity, and sustainability. This unique data source, though it is focused on cities in Latin America, may provide useful insights from an international perspective that could inform the work of NNIP and its members. 



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NNIP Partners' Meeting: October 2018