June 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Health reform & oral health: American Dental Association advocated for the overlooked stepchild in public health discussions

In a web page commentary dated 3/19/2010 (http://www.ada.org/news/3507.aspx) , the American Dental Association (ADA) expressed disappointment with insufficient funding to make oral health a possibility for low income families. The depth of concern about the oversight resulted in a "no" on the health reform bill by the mainstream dental association. A subsequent commentary dated 5/26/2010 (…


Added by Marisel Brown on June 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Leading safety net physician calls for continued advocacy for health reform

Polls show that most Californians support the new health reform law even though they're not sure they understand it. On 6/22/2010 on KQED-FM's Perspectives, Dr. Alice Chen, MD, MPH discussed some of the law's most tangible provisions that will soon be implemented. Dr. Chen is the Medical Director of the Adult Medical Center and Director of eReferral Medical…


Added by Marisel Brown on June 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Community Gardens at the workplace

Community gardening is a great way to foster employee morale and teamwork. It's also a way for organizations like PHI to promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging people to eat self-grown organic food. Another idea would be for organizations to sponsor a garden in nearby urban communities. This would give employees a wonderful opportunity for volunteer work.…


Added by Farah Sanders on June 21, 2010 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Interview with David Katz, MD :: We Take Sides

We Take Sides…


Added by Star Tiffany on June 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

PolicyLink examines White House's 2011 federal budget equity provisions

Public health practitioners and advocates can claim 2010 as a turning point in the public health landscape. As imperfect as it may be, there was the passage of health reform. Now comes a budget from the White House with a focus on important social determinants of health. Promise Neighborhoods, the Fresh Food Financing Initiative, & a groundbreaking partnership between EPA, HUD, & DOT are only a few of the initatives highlighted in this useful policy brief.…


Added by Marisel Brown on June 3, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

How Our Laws Are Made :: Mike Wirth Art :: Designer, Educator, and Artist

How Our Laws Are Made :: Mike Wirth Art :: Designer, Educator, and Artist

A Design for America submission in collaboration with Dr. Suzanne Cooper-Guasco Ph.D.…


Added by Star Tiffany on June 2, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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