Cecil Verley
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Jul 22, 2013
Fiona Hyde replied to Cecil Verley's discussion NEJM Article: We are where we live, but we still don't know why
"WE NEED MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO PERSUADE CRITICS Cecil: I have the same problem in my work with construction & engineering types in my field.  I think the best way to make the landscape of our neighborhoods & cities…"
Nov 1, 2011
Cecil Verley posted a discussion

NEJM Article: We are where we live, but we still don't know why

I've been teaching a community health class as part of a junior college health science program for the last four years.  In those four years, I have taken an informal poll of my 85-95 students to find out their attitudes about lifestyle choices and how a person's neighborhood might make healthy choices possible or not so possible. I find that by the end of the class attitudes about responsibility for STD prevention and substance abuse shift to being more aware of power relationships. (I have to…See More
Oct 31, 2011
Cecil Verley posted a blog post

F as in Fat: New report is part of the problem

I am on board with preventing obesity. But I think the latest report from Trust for America's Health illustrates and reinforces the negative attitudes we have about overweight/obese people.  The Rudd Center has done a good job of bringing attention to the stigmatizing nature of obesity. I don't deny that the updated…See More
Aug 15, 2011
Cecil Verley posted a blog post

HANG UP AND DRIVE: New study shows more media spots & cops reduce mobile phone use on the road

The list of the ten most dangerous things for your health includes driving while talking on a mobile phone.  A demonstration project in New York & Connecticut reduced texting and talking on mobile phones using high visibility enforcement (HVE).  Mobile phones are almost an extension of our bodies, making their use almost unconscious.  This only explains part of the increase in crashes and traffic fatalities traced to mobile phone use. An experienced driver increases his/her risk of a crash…See More
Aug 12, 2011
Cecil Verley commented on Anne Sunderland's blog post Call to Action Against Pervasive Marketing of Junk Food to Kids Made at Childhood Obesity Conference
"I don't see these three options as particularly useful.  What we need is a way of sponsoring events that help kids discover foods other than fast foods.  For example, imagine a mobile kitchen that allows a group of neighborhood kids…"
Jul 8, 2011
Cecil Verley commented on Fiona Hyde's blog post Walkonomics: Website tabulates neighborhood walkability metrics
"WALKSCORE.COM is the website mentioned on this site in Sept. 2009. Walkscore is gaining acceptance as a service that can add value to a property listing.  On their press coverage webpage, you can see how they are adding other healthy community…"
Jun 27, 2011
Cecil Verley commented on Marisel Brown's blog post Compendium: Review of evidence linking social determinants of health to chronic disease epidemic
"Forgot to add this site from Victoria, Australia.  It is another good one-stop shop for social determinants  The WHO has reissued its report Social Determinants of Health-The Solid…"
Jun 22, 2011
Cecil Verley commented on Marisel Brown's blog post Compendium: Review of evidence linking social determinants of health to chronic disease epidemic
"This is a good update on what has been done; however, as a junior college instructor, I have been using the "quick & dirty" draft from the CDC.  It is fairly old, but not ultra dated. It is a good two-page document for anyone who…"
Jun 22, 2011
Cecil Verley added a discussion to the group Health Disparities Among People of Color
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Health IT as tool for health disparities work

The New England Journal of Medicine offers free article off and on.  The latest issue has an opinion piece on the problem of uniform data collection.  The article explains data collection problems of health plans and health providers.  Without data identifiers, there is very little we can do to reverse disparities. Advancing Health CareEquity through Improved Data CollectionSee More
Jun 21, 2011
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Health Disparities Among People of Color

A place for discussion about why communities of color experience disparate health outcomes as compared to the general population, what is being done, and what can be done. A place to share ideas, experiences, and stories!
Jun 21, 2011
Cecil Verley posted a discussion

AIDS at 30: What has made an impression on you?

The AIDS epidemic is 30 years old.  If you remember Rock Hudson's "I'm gay & I have AIDS" announcement or Ryan White being kicked out of middle school for being HIV postive, you've lived to see the good and bad side public health. Below is a summary type video from the Kaiser Foundation. What are your memories about living/growing-up/working in the AIDS era  during the past 30 years. See More
Jun 21, 2011
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May 27, 2011
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May 25, 2011
Cecil Verley posted a blog post

STUDY: Five decades with loss of occupation-related physical activity contributed to obesity

A study from the University of South Carolina traces the increase in overweight and obesity to a reduction in occupation-related physical activity.  Simply stated the study concludes:Over the last 50 years in the U.S. we estimate that daily occupation-related energy expenditure has decreased by more than 100 calories, and this reduction in energy expenditure accounts for a significant portion of the increase in mean U.S. body weights for women and men. …See More
May 25, 2011
 

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Community college instructor-medical assisting, nutrition tech & biology. Serve on local ecumenical youth development organization board.
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Cecil Verley's Discussions

NEJM Article: We are where we live, but we still don't know why

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fiona Hyde Nov 1, 2011. 1 Reply

I've been teaching a community health class as part of a junior college health science program for the last four years.  In those four years, I have taken an informal poll of my 85-95 students to…Continue

Tags: HbA1c, diabetes, housing, neighborhood, poverty

AIDS at 30: What has made an impression on you?

Started Jun 21, 2011 0 Replies

The AIDS epidemic is 30 years old.  If you remember Rock Hudson's "I'm gay & I have AIDS" announcement or Ryan White being kicked out of middle school for being HIV postive, you've lived to see…Continue

Tags: blood_transfusions, gay_men, hemophilia, public_health, Act_Up

Sarah Palin on nutritional expertise of America's parents

Started Nov 24, 2010 0 Replies

This social network is a true service for me as an instructor in a community college.  I can stay up to date without having to subscribe to 20+ list serves.  Thank you for this service.  Please…Continue

Tags: Obama, Sarah_Palin, Palin, Michelle_Obama, Ingraham

CHANGE HAPPENS: Chicago neighborhood assessment brings 700 to community health meeting

Started Nov 23, 2010 0 Replies

“We showed up at a meeting after the results came out, and we thought maybe there would be 50 people there,” he said. “Instead, 700 people showed up.”From Chicago News Cooperative article by Jessica…Continue

Tags: health_reform, food_desserts, diabetes, chronic_disease, Chicago

Cecil Verley's Blog

F as in Fat: New report is part of the problem

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments

I am on board with preventing obesity. But I think the latest report from Trust for America's Health illustrates and reinforces the negative attitudes we have about overweight/obese people.  The Rudd Center has done a good job of bringing attention to the stigmatizing nature of obesity. I don't deny that the updated…

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HANG UP AND DRIVE: New study shows more media spots & cops reduce mobile phone use on the road

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 4:00am 0 Comments

The list of the ten most dangerous things for your health includes driving while talking on a mobile phone.  A demonstration project in New York & Connecticut reduced texting and talking on mobile phones using high visibility enforcement (HVE).  Mobile phones are almost an extension of our bodies, making their use almost unconscious.  This only explains part of the increase in crashes and traffic fatalities traced to mobile phone use. An experienced driver increases…

Continue

STUDY: Five decades with loss of occupation-related physical activity contributed to obesity

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

A study from the University of South Carolina traces the increase in overweight and obesity to a reduction in occupation-related physical activity.  Simply stated the study concludes:

Over the last 50 years in the U.S. we estimate that daily occupation-related energy expenditure has decreased by more than 100 calories, and this reduction in energy expenditure accounts for a significant portion of the increase in mean U.S. body weights for women and…

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2011 County Health Rankings: Better presentation of information for the average person

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

As a teacher in a community college preparing students for careers in nursing and ancillary services in ambulatory care, I incorporate units in my curriculum that cover social determinants of health. This is not a hefty unit, but I try to pack as much as possible into a 45-minute lecture in preparation for a video "Unnatural Causes"-the basis for a four-page paper assignment.

I was very disappointed in the first set of County rankings released last years.  The information did not seem…

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At 7:06am on November 24, 2010, Linnaya Graf said…
Thanks for the request.....I look forward to becoming more involved. I am working on the final stages of dissertation and I am a bit lost in the world of coding, factorial analysis, and writing.. but I hope to come up for air on occasion! Best Wishes... Linnaya
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At 10:25pm on January 4, 2010, Marisel Brown said…
Welcome to D4H-SN. We are delighted to have someone from Florida join us. I know your state has done quite a bit to draw attention to the role of the built environment to health. I hope you can share a bit of info about Florida with us sometime soon.

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