Dr. Marynia Kolak's Healthy Regions & Policies Lab was recently awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation over the next two years to work on a new project to advance health equity with improved social determinant of health (SDOH) data discovery and community practice tools for health researchers, policymakers, and community organizations.

"This project will work to demystify application design thinking crucial to developing web applications centered on neighborhood health. Our main goal will be to develop, fortify, and advance an open ecosystem for communities that makes developing web applications with SDOH data for health equity more accessible, enjoyable, and empowering," said Kolak in a recent announcement.

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