Here’s our curated list of population health news from around the world for August. Read on for more about the opiate crisis, Zuckerberg’s big gift, and how getting around in the city can affect your health, and more….
Current events and population health
- Is hate harming our health?
- Solutions for the opiate crisis–in court? (The Guardian, August 20, 2017)
- Big Data, big gift from Mark Zuckerberg (ModernHealthcare.com, July 31, 2107)
Place, design, and population health
- How cities can make us healthy… or sick (The National, video, 2015)
- The most walkable cities are becoming even more walkable. How does your city rank? (Redfin, 2016)
- Bridges and roads are as important to your health as what’s in your medicine cabinet (The Conversation, July 30, 2017)
- Transit and health in older adults (CityLab, August 4, 2017)
- Affordable housing … and health in Austin (BuildHealthyPlaces.org, July 20, 2017)
- Healthiest states for kids 2017 (Annie E. Casey Foundation 2017 Kids Count Data)
Focus on food
- Free lunch at the library (New York Times, July 30, 2017.)
- Food insecurity in two-year college students (Urban Institute, July 21, 2017)
- The interplay of trauma, diet, and physical activity (National Academy of Medicine, August 7, 2017)
- “McTeachers” and child health: not lovin’ it (Education Week, April 2017)
- Mediterranean diet doesn’t benefit everyone (International Journal of Epidemiology, August 1, 2017)
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