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Policing changes linked to fewer gunshot patients at major trauma center


A wholesale change in policing tactics earlier this decade in Camden, New Jersey — a city that historically has struggled with violent crime — is associated with the city’s major trauma center treating lower rates of gunshot patients in recent years, finds new research in Preventive Medicine Reports.

Transit and social media connections in New York City


There’s a phenomenon economists call “agglomeration economies,” where a collection of companies become more efficient by being close to one another. The idea holds for people, too. When people cluster in dense places like cities, they share insights and resources. Strong social connections make for good economics.

The doctor will see you now: When the neighborhood is a patient


A partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and community organizations that treated an ailing neighborhood as a “patient” helped improve housing and quality of life in the area.

The findings of this effort, called the Healthy Neighborhood, Healthy Families Initiative, were published in the journal Pediatrics in August 2018.