Partners in Health: Community Food Programs and Hospital Partnerships in New York

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Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity are among the serious conditions that can result from a poor diet. Creating healthy food environments is vital to preventing these serious conditions and promoting the well-being of our communities. Hospitals and community-based organizations play a critical part in promoting food environments that support healthy eating. This is why, on May 15, 2017 from 10 …

Supervised Injection Facilities: A Controversial but Proven Solution to a Deadly Epidemic

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By Amanda Li and Michele Calvo In 1995, at the peak of the United States’ HIV/AIDS epidemic, 43,115 people died from the disease within that one year alone. Now, in 2017, we are facing an even deadlier epidemic: the opioid crisis. Drug overdoses are currently taking more lives than the HIV/AIDS epidemic did at its peak; in 2015 alone, over …

Place Based Approaches to Health Disparities Learning Collaborative

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Did you know: That African Americans represent 43% of New York State’s AIDS cases, even though they make up only 14% of New York’s total population? That Asian Americans are three times more likely to have liver cancer than non-Hispanic Whites? That over a third of Hispanics in the country do not have …

The American Antibiotics Resistance Crisis: Experts in Agriculture and Health Talk Solutions

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FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY AMANDA LI Academy hosts forum on taming a growing, national health threat With resistance to antibiotics prevalent in every country across the globe and more than 2 million people infected annually with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States alone, antibiotic resistance is posing significant risks to human health. In fact, the World Health Organization classifies it as “one …

Placemaking Our Way to Healthier Communities and Better Lives

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate As reported by the County Health Rankings, only 20% of our health is determined by the clinical care that we receive. The remaining 80% is based on our health behaviors (30%), socioeconomic factors (40%), and physical environment (10%). With factors like education, employment, income, social support, community safety, housing, transit, and capacity to …