Living in a segregated neighborhood impacts your health

– It is a known fact that where a person lives can impact their health, income and more. Now, a new study has found that moving from a racially segregated neighborhood into a more integrated one lowers blood pressure in the Black population. (NPR, 5/15)

A study involving more than 2,000 African-Americans found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a factor in heart attacks and strokes.

The new study is the first to follow people over time to see how leaving segregated communities could affect the risk of heart disease. This kind of before-and-after study strengthens the observations made in the earlier studies.

– How one D.C. hospital cut down its ER wait times, some of the longest in the city (WBJ, 5/15)

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT | Participants in DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training course are learning skills beyond cooking. (WCP, 5/16)

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | Tim McClimon, lead faculty member of WRAG’s Institute for CSR, discusses the lack of risk management in philanthropy. (CSR Now!, 5/15)

POPULATIONArlington named ‘Best City for Millennials,’ while Alexandria and D.C. are close behind (WaPo, 5/16)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Northern Virginia policymakers met with experts and Latinx immigrants to discuss recent gang activity. (WTOP, 5/16)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING | On Monday, creating more affordable housing was a major topic in the region. (Richmond Times, 5/15)

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