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 …

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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 …

Innovation in Medicare Reimbursements Could Signify Move Towards Prioritizing Preventive Health

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By Steven Chan   Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a game-changing innovation in Medicare policy, reimbursing a prevention program.  The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), run by the YMCA, has been certified by the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be cost-effective in achieving better health outcomes and quality …

Changing the Tune on Soda Marketing

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has created a new spin on an iconic Coca-Cola marketing video. In 1971, Coca-Cola published the “Hilltop” ad, featuring singers who wanted to “buy the world a Coke.” CSPI’s twist on the ad, titled “Change the Tune,” shows people who are suffering from soda-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, …

Ogdensburg, NY Ranks #1 in Complete Streets Policies

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Smart Growth America released a report on the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014 in February. Ranked at number one was the Complete Streets policy of Ogdensburg, NY, on the basis of a scoring methodology that looked at elements like vision and intent.  Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson, commenting on this accomplishment, said, “A Complete Streets policy is a key part …