Healthcare system transformation resulting from health reform cannot be overlooked by the "straight-up" population health contingent. I've encountered resistance to becoming familiar with the transformation components of the legislation. Purists consider lack of illness the only true measure of prevention. Anyone with a diagnosis is seen as an example of failure to prevent illness. This position is firmly held by a colleague. Her point of view fails to take into account the fact that, due…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on October 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
This blog is reposted from Climate Health Connect
Who's afraid of climate change? Well, I am. And not necessarily for the reasons you may think. I’m afraid that the recent, much-deserved attention to climate change will revive some of the old alarmist debates on population. And with those debates, I’m worried that the specter of population control will rear its ugly head again.
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Seven billion people are walking the earth, and for the first time in human history, more than half of us are living in cities. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all of us are living healthier lives, however. The toll of non communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising rapidly, especially among the poor cutting a devastating swath into economic productivity in many nations.
NCDs – primarily cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, chronic lung disease and mental illness – are…Continue
"The Corn Refiners Association represents the corn refining (wet milling) industry and has launched a national educational campaign to provide science-based facts about high fructose corn syrup to the public"
The food refining industry is moving forward with what appears to be a well-financed and sophisticated campaign to protect the reputation of high fructose corn syrup. …Continue
Added by Estelle Menz on October 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
As the world’s population reaches 7 billion, the Millennium Development Goals offer a path toward a healthy and sustainable world. There is every reason to think that seven billion of us can and should live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives now, and for generations to come. Young people alive today are a key to that future, and PHI’s Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health (GOJoven) program is making this future a reality for them, and for…Continue
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I was recently honored to participate as an observer representing the Public Health Institute (PHI) at the…Continue
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Out of the nearly 7 billion people alive today, imagine for a moment what the most powerful individual on the planet might look like. Chances are, you aren’t picturing a 12 year old school girl raising her hand to answer a question in science class. But the truth is that the world’s 700 million adolescent girls may just be the most powerful agents we have to address the urgent challenges facing our crowded planet.
On average, girls with at least seven years of schooling will marry…Continue
Added by Suzanne Petroni on October 24, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
Social determinants of health are gaining attention among public health practitioners. The challenge is determining what specific steps public health practitioners should take in light of a somewhat limited evidence base. Whatever evidence emerges, working with a range of sectors will be important. During Janet Yellen's tenure as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, public health and community development practitioners began a dialogue to simply understand…Continue
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Lexington, KY was a named the nation's least active city. I took a look at the list of most active cities and Boulder, my hometown, was not listed. So I am not sure just how reliable the list is.
This did not stop the mayor of Lexington from embracing the new designation by riding (sitting) on a couch coverted into a low-end & low tech float that led the city's first…Continue
Added by Maximillian Phillips on October 12, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments
As the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction works toward a mid-November deadline to make significant cuts to our federal budget, committee members need to hear from supporters of public health - both domestically and globally.
Please take the opportunity NOW to write to committee co-chairs Senator Patty…Continue
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