May 2010 Blog Posts (10)

DOT EPA HUD Livability Website-Check it out!

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…


Added by Fiona Hyde on May 27, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments


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…


Added by Beatrice Yearwood on May 27, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Useful detailed overviews of PPACA from Foley & Hoag

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.…


Added by Marisel Brown on May 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living

What does safety have to do with physical activity and healthy eating? A great deal, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today from Prevention Institute. Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Heal..., finds that we must prevent violence if we are to be successful in preventing chronic disease.

Healthy eating and active living has become a national priority,… Continue

Added by Erica Valdovinos on May 19, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Big Nation. Big People. It’s Clearly a Big Deal. :: The New York Times :: ALESSANDRA STANLEY

Published: May 17, 2010

Yes this is yet another show to watch yet it's "without being overly alarmist or too sanguine." But as… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on May 19, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

Digital and Social Media Marketing Promotion of Beer and Liquor Threatens Youth, new report warns

Alcohol companies are using the latest new media technologies to promote their products using methods that appeal to youth, explains a new report released today from the Center for Digital Democracy and Berkeley Media Studies Group of the Public Health Institute. "Alcohol Marketing in the Digital Age," details how beer and alcohol companies are targeting consumers through social media, online video, mobile phone applications, and virtual online communities.

Marketers are using these… Continue

Added by Heather Gehlert on May 18, 2010 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Lack of Sleep Makes Adolescent Boys Gain Weight :: We Take Sides

Interesting We Take Sides article.

Lack of Sleep Makes Adolescent Boys Gain Weight

by Jess Colon-Polk on May 6,…


Added by Star Tiffany on May 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

PHI's Carmen Nevarez Endorses Drawing Line on Toys in 'Kids Meals'

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…


Added by lisa awrey on May 7, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOL: Prevention Institute's Health Equity & Prevention Primer

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,…


Added by Marisel Brown on May 4, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Five Minutes in the Green can Boost Self-Esteem

Five minutes in the green can boost self esteem…


Added by My Thu Vo on May 3, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

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