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Aug. 28 PolicyLink (webinar): Builidng healthy communities through urban farming

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A movement is taking place across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health of their communities through urban farming. Building from the recently released PolicyLink Urban Agriculture Tool, PolicyLink‘s mini webinar series on urban agriculture seeks to explain “how low-income communities and communities of color are incorporating urban agriculture … [ Read full post ]

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Report: 2012 Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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American Lung Association Report: Tobacco use higher in rural communities

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Those who live in rural areas are more likely to use tobacco than in urban areas according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

Among the findings:

  • Pregnant women: 27.4 percent of pregnant women in rural areas smoke throughout pregnancy, compared to 11.2 percent of expectant moms living in urban areas. In
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Health Data Web tool: AskCHIS to power up your program planning

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Over 14% of residents in San Bernardino county have asthma.  How does your county compare? Find out, using AskCHIS, the easy-to-use, free, online Web tool that enables you to search for health statistics using data from the California Health Interview Survey on your county, region or statewide. statewide.  

AskCHIS provides data on … [ Read full post ]

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Report: Adolescents growing up LGBT in America

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
A new report published by the Human Rights Campaign surveys Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth to measure key factors that impact their daily lives including:
  • A sense of being accepted by family, peers, and the larger community
  • Access to LGBT affirmative support and services
  • Negative experiences such as verbal harassment, cyber-bullying, exclusion from activities
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Bejing Olympic study: Connection between your heart and air pollution

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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