Podcast: Reflections on Ferguson and Health Disparities in St. Louis


Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School

The recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought the nation’s attention to racial and social inequality in the St. Louis region. As principal investigator of For the Sake of All, a multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with St. Louis University on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis, Jason Purnell has researched how factors like education and access to healthy foods affect St. Louisans.

Purnell describes the project, explains why differences between zip codes can be so shocking, and shares the types of policy changes that he believes could create positive change.

Originally published on Hold That Thought

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