The Community Action Plan is a result of “Turning Data into Action (TDA): Fighting Air Pollution in Two Immigrant Communities.” The two year project engaged more than 450 community leaders in an assessment and planning process leading to the development of the plan which addresses the effects of air pollution on asthma, … [ Read full post ]
‘Turning data into action’ Archive
Working, living or going to school next to traffic-clogged freeways increases the risk of asthma so why are Los Angeles schools still being built next to major thoroughfares?
Learn what it takes to compete for some of the $31.2 billion in medical research funding that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) doles out each year to researchers and scientists. Attend a free, online Aug. 9 webinar for researchers entitled Constructing Successful NIH Proposals by Thinking Like a Reviewer.
Presented by Nicole Maestas, … [ Read full post ]
Poor and minority parents are disproportionately exposed to pollution, and that exposure may have life-long consequences for their babies, writes Janet Currie, a Princeton expert on health disparities, in a new article for The American Economic Review. Currie notes that even in utero exposure can be harmful and result in low-birth weight, a condition … [ Read full post ]