20 September 2012
My name is Thomas Plant, Director of Special Projects at the Boston Public Health Commission, Environmental Health Office, Bureau of Community Inititatives in Boston, Massachusetts. My work encompasses implementation of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the City of Boston in accordance with the Massachusetts Lead Law, through case management services for families with children under the age of six years old who have been screened for lead poisoning and providing medical…Continue
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"I think what happens in NYC is going to be very important as it will set a precedent. But I think the only way to get consumers to by smaller sizes is if the big ones disappear." That is the…Continue
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21 February 2013
RAMP is pleased to announce that an important report has…
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January 30, 2013 | Denise Dunning, PhD, MPA | as originally appeared on Markets for Good
In this blog, which originally appeared on…Continue
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20 December 2012
Dear RAMP Digest subscriber:
We wish you the warmest of holiday seasons and a very happy New Year! We’re looking forward to working with you in 2013.
All the best,
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AGALI Program Manager Emily Teistworth published a blog on the Huffington Post today detailing the push by AGALI Grantee AGANET to raise the age of marriage in Malawi by the end of the year.
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15 November 2012
As you may be aware, RAMP is a project of the Public Health Institute, which generates and promotes research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices. Recently, PHI’s new website,…Continue
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18 October 2012
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Are You a Leader Working Across Sectors?
The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) offers an innovative approach by bringing together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to actively engage their communities to achieve health equity.
Do You Learn By Doing?
We use blended learning modalities including webinars, a retreat, coaching from national experts, and peer networking to advance your team’s skills and…Continue
Added by Carolyn Weinrobe on October 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
It used to be you could only get a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger while waiting to board your flight. So it's great to hear that airports are increasingly offering healthy food options. These high-fiber, low-fat foods are great for weary travelers in order to rev up their energy and aid in digestion. And while its great that 83% of restaurants in the busiest airports attest to having a healthy option on their menus, this may still be only one option among many unhealthy ones. …Continue
Added by Lotta Chan on October 3, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
Non communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are responsible for roughly two out of every three deaths today. Other NCDs, including mental illness, accidents, renal disease and dental disease, kill or maim millions more. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now putting the final touches on a draft Action Plan…Continue
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20 September 2012
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The Great Recession has moved middle class and working class into precarious living arrangements. Some individuals are living with friends at times moving frequently, perhaps several nights a week, to another friend's or acquaintace's apartment or home. In some instances, individuals are renting a sofa from an acquaintance for eight hours sometime during the day or night to have a safe place to sleep. We don't consider individulas with somewhat unconventional living arrangements homeless…Continue
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During Spring and Summer of 2012, World Health Organzation (WHO) staff and interested member states have been at work preparing a series of documents as follow up to the September 2011 High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). They have pored through hundreds of comments, position papers, speeches and technical information to create…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on September 11, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Primary care is experiencing rapid changes under health reform. You may be familiar with the emphasis on health information technology, patient centered medical homes, and efforts to expand the health workforce. However, integration of mental health into primary care settings is also a by-product of health reform.
The video features Jurgen Unutzer, MD, MPH, MA, the driving force behind the IMPACT Model-an evidence based model of…Continue
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She calls it propaganda gardening. Pam Warhurst is the co-founder of England's Incredible Edible. Incredible Edible takes over vacant land and creates community gardens. All done without a "flippin' strategy document."