Learn how physical activity in the workplace is helping eliminate cardiovascular disease and diabetes disparities in racial and ethnic communities. From the CDC, published in March of 2013.
It is well established that place matters for health promotion. But how do we go about making a place healthier? This is the question addressed in Making Places Healthy: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (Island Press, 2011 available through major online booksellers). Edited byAndrew Dannenberg, Howard Franklin, and Richard J. Jackson, this book provides insight on healthy community design from dozens of authors with backgrounds in public health, community development, health care, and more.
The book opens with an introduction to the concept of healthy places, emphasizing areas of common interest between public health and the community design professions. The next section describes the impact of community design on […]
We know from research that health status is influenced by multiple factors including genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, health care, and behavioral patterns. What we might not fully realize is that behavioral patterns have the single greatest influence on personal and population health. This means that achieving better health at lower cost will require improvements in health promotion and prevention at the community level. The 3-4-50 framework can be a helpful tool for focusing these strategies.
3-4-50: A Focusing Framework for Community Health Improvement
The three health risk behaviors are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, and tobacco use.3-4-50 is a community health improvement strategy based […]
Healthy options can lead to healthy profits. Learn how a small grocery store in the northern part of Omaha, NE, improved its bottom line while at the same time making healthy living easier for community members. From the CDC, punlished April, 2015.
Healthy profits and good health go hand in hand. Learn how fresh fruits and vegetables add up to increased sales for a corner store owner and easier access to produce for the neighborhood. From the CDC. published April, 2015.
Access to healthy food throughout the workday can be a challenge. Learn how one Philadelphia resident incorporated healthier snacking habits into her daily routine thanks to new healthy vending machines. From the CDC. May 2014.
Learn how the owner of a grocery store chain is helping improve his bottom line, and the health of his customers, by dedicating a checkout aisle to healthy treats; placing and promoting healthy food and drinks throughout the store; and encouraging kids to be more active by stocking toys that promote physical activity. From the CDC, published in August of 2013.
Providing fresh fruits and vegetables is a win-win for two corner store owners in Louisville, KY, and their local customers. Learn how sales of healthy items are soaring in neighborhoods where store owners chose to make healthy living easier for their customers, improving community health and increasing store profits at the same time. From the CDC, published in August of 2013.
Learn how the Bronx Health REACH Coalition and its community partners successfully promoted low-fat, skim milk only policy in New York public schools. From the CDC, publish in March of 2013.
Ten years ago, the youth of the city of Somerville, Mass., much like the rest of the country, faced an obesity epidemic. 44% of youth were obese or overweight, and overweight adolescents had a 70% chance […]