125. Mapping Community Assets and Youth Mental Health: Insights From a Geospatial Analysis

Socioenvironmental factors in youths ’ neighborhoods and communities directly influence health. Existing measures of these determinants employ census-level indicators that often focus on areas of deficit, neglecting more granular community-level assets that may support adolescent well-being. Recognizing this gap, our goal was to appl y geographic information system (GIS) analyses to understand relationships between community-level assets and aspects of youths’ mental health.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
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