Climate change and disease in polar bears
Colorado State University Researcher examines effects of climate change and disease in polar bears. Jeff Dodge, Colorado State University, August 13, 2014. Colleen Duncan, a CSU veterinarian and assistant professor of pathology,
Evaluating theCumulative Impacts of Decisions We Make
Evaluating the Cumulative Impacts of Decisions We Make. Peter Montague, Precaution.org, July 14, 2014. We know that figuring out how to regulate several environmental harms at once is challenging. It would be much easier to stick with the old model of “how much harm is allowed in water? in air? in food?” But that doesn’t reflect the way we live, exposed to many sources at once. And public health demands that we figure out how to protect people like you, where you actually live.
DDT and transgeneration effects
DDT, epigenetic harm, and transgenerational environmental justice. William Kabasenche and Michael Skinner, Environmental Health, August 2, 2014. The transgenerational effects of DDT are considered in light of some widely accepted ethical principles. The authors argue that this reframes the decision to use DDT, requiring them to incorporate new considerations, and new kinds of decision making, into the deliberative process that determines its ongoing use.
How Moving to a Higher-Income Neighborhood Impacts Health and Well-Being. Robert Woods Johnson, June 25, 2014. In a series of articles for academic journals and the popular press, Ludwig and Duncan highlighted overall findings and policy implications with a focus on three key areas: diabetes and obesity, adult mental health and health, and youth mental health.
Effective Family-Focused Preventative Interventions
Strategies for Scaling Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health-Workshop Summary. Institute of Medicine, July 31, 2014. The workshop featured presentations on and discussion of successes and challenges experienced by developers and implementers of family-focused preventive interventions that have been successfully brought to scale; considerations related to the implementation of preventive programs in settings -- such as pediatric practices and schools -- that are emerging as important points of intervention; and the role of intermediary organizations in scale-up, among other topics.
Calendar of Events (Updated August 27)
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