Supporting Neighbourhood-based Approaches to Addressing Poverty Concentration and its Impacts on Health in Hamilton

Evidence shows that living in poverty is a cause of poor health, and in the City of Hamilton, dramatic inequalities in health between neighbourhoods correspond closely with long-standing patterns of neighbourhood concentrations of poverty. However, these inequalities are avoidable and more can be done to redress inequities between neighbourhoods. This project involved developing an evidence-informed issue brief and bringing together a broad range of high-level representatives from Hamilton’s anchor institutions to develop collaborative, action-oriented approaches to address poverty concentration and its impact on health. (Dialogue held October 6, 2011)