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Over the past several decades, the tobacco control movement has successfully helped deter kids from starting to smoke and encourage adult smokers to smoke less or quit altogether. During that time, public health professionals and advocates have focused on...
This week, children, families, and communities worldwide are celebrating Screen-Free Week! You can join them by getting off the couch and going out to walk, bike, and play with friends and family. Excessive screen time – watching TV, spending time on a...
May is National Bike Month! Biking is a great way to get around – it can save you time and money, protect the environment, and keep you healthy.Policies that enable and encourage people to bike can help promote health, too. Communities can use policy tools to...
Over the past few years, we’ve seen population growth in central cities across the country. Large-scale investment is also occurring in many urban areas, and while this growth and development have benefits, they have also driven up housing costs. Many...
Our home – the place where we spend the most time – can either promote health or make health problems worse. Likewise, policies that affect housing can have a tremendous effect on the health of residents. To promote health, housing needs to be safe and...