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‘Child Opportunity Index’ Is Topic of NIMHD Health Equity Seminar, Nov. 4

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Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of Brandeis University will present the next lecture in the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series.

On Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. ET, the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series will feature Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She will present “The Child Opportunity Index: Health Equity Applications.”

Acevedo-Garcia is an expert on social determinants of health and racial and ethnic health equity, especially for children. She is project director for, a comprehensive research program and indicator database of well-being and opportunity for children in the U.S. with a focus on equity. Her talk will introduce the Child Opportunity Index, a measure of children’s neighborhood environment, and discuss its applications to measure neighborhood social determinants of health and racial/ethnic equity.

For reasonable accommodation, call (301) 402-1366. The talk will be videocast at

Learn about the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series at

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