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Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data$
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Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001

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Sinai’s Improving Community Health Survey:

Sinai’s Improving Community Health Survey:

Methodology and Key Findings

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(p.37) 3 Sinai’s Improving Community Health Survey:
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Urban Health
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Ami M. Shah

Steven Whitman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0003

In response to growing inequities in health, the Sinai Health System conducted a survey that has altered the way public health data are used in Chicago. The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), a member of the Sinai Health System, partnered with several community organizations, residents, and local leaders to complete one of the largest, most comprehensive door-to-door health surveys in Chicago, titled Sinai's Improving Community Health Survey (Sinai Survey). This chapter describes how the survey was conducted, presents selected key findings, and describes how these results were disseminated.

Keywords:   Sinai Health System, health data, Sinai Survey, health disparity, health surveys

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