Built Environment: Designers Developing Healthy Communities

As National Public Health Week came around, community designers felt more inspired than ever. Built environment has now become a staple health determinant. The “Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities” provides information on why designed communities that allow for travel within public spaces are extremely important in our world today. With a better-designed … More Built Environment: Designers Developing Healthy Communities

Using Behavior-Specific Groups for Public Health Initiatives

Rather than the typical campaigns, researchers at the University of Kansas focused on developing cluster groups of specific health-related behaviors. The idea behind these groups is to provide broad interventions that can help groups rather than one on one treatments. If people who are all suffering from the same behaviors get together, they are able … More Using Behavior-Specific Groups for Public Health Initiatives

Poor Diet: The Biggest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Poor diet is now responsible for almost half of all Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) deaths. CVD includes all conditions that affect blood vessels and the heart. Some examples may include heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease. In 2012, the World Health Organization announced that CVD was the cause of approximately seventeen and a half … More Poor Diet: The Biggest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

How to Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization, 1.7 million child deaths are due to pollution and environmental risks every year. Most people do not have to worry just yet, but those who live in environments that are susceptible for pollution have a strong reason to be a concerned. Residents of areas that are near major highways … More How to Protect Yourself Against Air Pollution