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Public Health

Theme Score: 25.8 

Public health relates to many of the other Themes in the Equity Indicators framework. Public health outcomes are tied to housing quality, environment, and neighborhood. Social determinants of health include poverty, employment, and educational attainment. The public health field has historically been dedicated to understanding and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes, but the complexity of these issues contributes to the persistence of inequity. 
Public Health ranked second to last compared to the other Themes in the Oakland Equity Indicators framework with only Public Safety receiving a lower overall Theme score. The 12 Indicators within the Public Health Theme examine inequities faced by racial and ethnic minorities across four Topic areas: Access to Preventive Care, Child Health, Mortality, and Physical and Mental Health
The lowest scoring Topic was Physical and Mental Health (4.7), and the highest scoring Topic was Mortality (42.0). The Topic scores for Access to Preventive Care and Child Health were similar (28.7 and 27.7, respectively).

Follow the links to explore all topics or download and read the full report.