You've probably heard about the unique partnership forged between the EPA, HUD, & DOT to create liveable communities. The Department of Transportation has a very good website (in the main DOT website) with really good explanations and case studies.
What I like about the site is that it includes rural and suburban examples of liveability. From what I have seen on this network, posts are little heavy on urban centers & that should really not be so. The bias is very obvious and…Continue
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Passing health reform was a challenge, but implementation will be the hard part. Thankfully, there are a number of sites springing up to keep us up-to-date on how implementation is progressing. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health…Continue
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There are more detailed summaries of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) becoming available from a variety of sources. Foley & Hoag, a law firm, has a good detailed summary of the Act, as well as a number of summaries presenting the impact of the new health reform law on various sectors-pharma, medical devices, small employers, etc. The first link below is a PPoint presentation & the second will take you to the Foley & Hoag page with sector-focussed summaries.…Continue
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In an op-ed published today in the San Jose Mercury News, PHI's vice president for external relations and preventive medicine advisor applauds Santa Clara County supervisors for passing an ordinance that restricts restaurants from hocking unhealthy food with toys and other incentives. Aimed at encouraging healthier choices, not tossing out fast-food industry marketing tactics, the law does not ban toy giveaways. "Rather, the ordinance requires that meals accompanied by toys meet…Continue
Public health has been slow in taking full advantage of the internet. The Prevention Institute has pushed the envelope by offering an online training course AND offering continuing education credit for completing the course. The Health Equity & Prevention Primer is a excellent contribution given current limitations on travel to meetings and conferences.
According the webpage, "the Health Equity and Prevention Primer (HEPP) was developed to serve as an online learning tool,…Continue
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