Network on Life Course Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America
America confronts a paradoxical crisis of spending more on health than any nation, yet falling behind comparably developed nations on major population health indicators. Social disparities in health are key to understanding and alleviating America's problematic levels of population health and health spending. An innovative network of researchers will seek to understand levels and trends of population health and health disparities as a way to create a healthier population that spends less on health care. The Network is focusing especially on multi-level explanations for health patterns and trends across the life course.