Carrot Health Insights

Carrot Health Insights is an email publication sharing intriguing connections between social, behavioral, environmental, economic, demographic, and other data sources with health outcomes. Select any of the Insights below to read more and subscribe to Carrot Health Insights to receive future Insights in your inbox.

Carrot Health Insights | Man’s Best Friend

See Spot. See Spot run. See John. John is Spot's owner. See John walk Spot every day. See John not develop type 2 diabetes! Frederick the Great (of Prussia) wasn't speaking about 21st century healthcare when he coined the phrase...

Carrot Health Insights | A Tale of Two Patients

Please allow us to introduce Matt and Jim. They are both non-smokers and a little overweight, not unlike many men their age. Looking at traditional electronic health records or claims-based demographic and clinical data, one would conclude that Matt and...

Carrot Health Insights | Fast Food and Grocery Stores

What’s for dinner tonight? Are you planning to stop by your neighborhood grocery store... or the nearest McDonald’s or Burger King? For too many Americans, the answer to this question is “fast food”. People who live in food deserts, which...

Carrot Health Insights | Social Risk and Diabetes

Social factors - how people live their lives - are strongly correlated with health outcomes. Examples of social risk factors include unstable housing, social isolation, and financial burdens. These risks can be quantified. The Carrot Health Social Risk Index (SRI)...