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 …

Freedom Riders, 1960s

June Jackson Christmas: The Making of an Activist

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From the Urban Health Matters Blog by Sheree Crute ___________________________________________________________________________________ June Jackson Christmas, MD, is a psychiatrist and pioneer of urban health who was one of the first to address the impact of economic and social factors on mental health. As founder of Harlem Hospital’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, New York City’s Commissioner of Mental Health and Retardation under Mayors Lindsay, Beame …

For Healthcare in the City to Work, We Need City Health Works

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Not only is there currently a lack of physicians in underserved neighborhoods across the U.S., but in these neighborhoods, there is also often a disconnect between patients and physicians. This means chronically-ill patients are hesitant to admit their struggles with poverty to their doctors, and patients leave the doctor’s office confused and unable …

It’s Time to Get Smart

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Antibiotics can save lives in the face of severe infections. However, the overuse of antibiotics has created a major public health challenge across the globe: antibiotic resistance. With the development of antibiotic resistance, microbes like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are no longer killed or slowed-down by drugs. This means that typically treatable conditions, …