September 2011 Blog Posts (16)

"Go/Slow/Whoa" at the Supermarket? :: CATCH newsletter

"Go/Slow/Whoa" at the Supermarket?…

Added by Carmen Rita Nevarez on September 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adolescents: The Opportunity to Break the NCD Cycle

Nearly half the world’s population – more than 3 billion people – is under the age of 25. This enormous cohort of young people represents tremendous hope and potential, as the vanguard of future societies from Boston to Bujumbura. At the…


Added by Suzanne Petroni on September 27, 2011 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

How to Strengthen Global Agriculture -- Investment in Women

This week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at an event during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The event, titled Women and Agriculture: A Conversation on Improving Global Food Security, consisted of a panel of leaders from the UN, civil society, private sector, and government. In her remarks, Clinton noted that in a time when nearly 1 billion people are suffering from chronic hunger and we…


Added by Amanda Keifer on September 26, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

Supportive Housing-A Social Determinant of Health Solution in Harlem

My research has led me to articles about the topic of social determinants of health.  The link between health and education is strong, but there is very little research on what aspect of education helps people lead healthier lives.  The idea of supportive housing and helping children become better students seems to be cost-effective.  An article in the New York Times on Friday mentioned the cost of a supportive housing program compared to emergency shelter beds and prison beds.  The…


Added by Guillermo I. Benharar Vallarino on September 25, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

CEED@Chicago :: Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities

CEED@Chicago coalition aims to reduce diabetes and cardiovascular disease among African Americans and Latinos in the Chicago metropolitan area through:

• Improving the distribution of healthy food by promoting the local production of food and increasing food access data so policy makers can make informed decisions

• Increasing health literacy at the community level through peer education by expanding training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) in healthy eating and physical…


Added by Dialogue4Health on September 23, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Southern California :: The City Project

"The City Project is proud to provide you a copy of our Policy Report Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Southern California covering the nine counties of Southern California."


"... We believe the report addresses many of the issues of the built environment, public health and…


Added by Dialogue4Health on September 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Campaign Launched to Give 20% of Children who are Unvaccinated a Shot@Life

NEW YORK — Did you know that in developing countries a child dies every 20 seconds from diseases that are entirely preventable with vaccines? Did you know that the number of children dying every year from these preventable diseases is nearly equivalent to half the children entering kindergarten in the U.S.?

Those are a few of the points driven home yesterday at the official launch of Shot@Life, a new United Nations Foundation…


Added by David J. Olson on September 20, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

PHI Holds Climate Change and NCDs panel

Public Health Institute (PHI) on September 19, 2011, held a satellite event at the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  The panel discussion "Climate Change and NCDs: Creating a Climate for Health," was moderated by PHI Center for Climate and Global Health Director Dr. Cristina Tirado, and held at the UN Church Center in New York.…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 19, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Public Health Institute at the UN High Level Session on NCDs

Public Health Institute is participating in the UN High Level Session on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. PHI's President and CEO Mary Pittman, DrPH, Center for Climate Change and Global Health Director Cristina Tirado, PhD, and Special Advisor for Global Health Policy and Development Jeff Meer are registered observers at the conference. In…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 19, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

U.S. Government Committed to Fighting NCDs, but Not Financially

Those of us who have been working this year on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) know all too well that despite our relative success in getting NCDs on the global health agenda, there is no new money for fighting them, certainly not in the U.S. (see Jeff Meer’s blog below).

It doesn’t matter that NCDs are now the leading cause of deaths in the world, killing more than 36 million people in 2008 (63%), according to a report published this week by the World Health Organization,… Continue

Added by David J. Olson on September 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

PHI Urges UN to Seize 'Historic Opportunity' to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases


September 15, 2011

Dear Colleague,

Next week, the United Nations will hold its first High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. I am proud to represent the Public Health Institute at this historic meeting along with 200 other organizations from around…


Added by Dialogue4Health on September 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

APHA Annual Meeting Advance Registration Deadline - Sept. 23


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Added by Dialogue4Health on September 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

US Delegation to UN High Level Meeting on NCDs Announced

The State Department has announced the following official US Delegation to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs (September 19-20).


United States Delegation to the UNGA HLM on Non-Communicable Diseases

New York, New York

September 19-20, 2011



Chief Delegate

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health and Human…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 9, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Call for Proposals! :: The Network for a Healthy California Statewide Conference

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The conference is soliciting…


Added by Dialogue4Health on September 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Could NCD Advocacy Hurt Global Health Funding?

Donors, including governments and international institutions, have been notoriously stingy in funding non communicable disease (NCD) programs related to global health.  Economist Rachel Nugent has estimated that less than three percent of all donor assistance for global health is for work on NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes, while Dr. Chris…


Added by Jeff Meer on September 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HARVARD IS OUT OF TOUCH-Education matters in ending inter-generational poverty & bad health

News at Harvard School of Public Health has an article that discusses how focussing on education has not done much to reduce poverty or the differences we see in academic achievement in children from poor families.  According to the article, Dr. Julius B. Richmond, FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at Harvard School of Public Health says:  "To remedy the…


Added by Percival Scott Fife on September 2, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

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