Health and the Economy in the Detroit Area

One year after the federal government intervened to aid the automakers, the Foundation along with The Washington Post and Harvard School of Public Health surveyed the residents of the tri-county Detroit area of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties to ask about their views and experiences in the midst of the area’s economic meltdown. Using data from the comprehensive survey and other publicly available information, this data note provides an overview of the current economic and health care challenges facing the Detroit area.

The overall survey, released in January 2010, is part of an ongoing three-way partnership between The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University.

Data Note (.pdf)