Envisioning health across disciplines, institutions, and geographies

Our lab focuses on the impact of social systems on the health of individuals and communities

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A Visual Ecology of the City
This animated graphic documents ten blocks in West Philadelphia extending along 40th Street from Walnut to Brown. The uneven distribution of health access, economic opportunity, and educational resources along this "linear mile" is representative of social division in Philadelphia.

It was developed by high school students, community organizers, and students and faculty, and is installed at the Health Ecologies Lab. The graphic focuses our attention on the social determinants of health, in order to envision a new ecology of health.

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