Amidst the Closing of Supermarkets, a Bill Provides Hope

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate In September 2016, Promoting Prevention published a blog post about the closing of City Fresh, a local supermarket in East Harlem. Just a few weeks later, Promoting Prevention published yet another blog post that touched upon the widespread closing of supermarkets throughout New York City. By providing access to fresh, affordable produce, supermarkets …

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 …

To Prohibit or to Incentivize? Promoting Healthy Eating among SNAP Beneficiaries

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is supposed to help “low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.” However, data shows that people who use SNAP not only consume less vegetables, fruits and whole grains than other consumers, but also buy over 40% more sugar-sweetened beverages. It is very unfortunate …

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, …