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Inequality, Epidemiology and Economics

Public health is an alternative indicator of well-being and is strongly correlated to levels of equality or inequality. Greater equality means greater well-being for everyone and a smaller need for the state – yet inequality has been increasing dramatically.

The Movement to Make Every American Community Walkable

Tell me your zip code and I can tell you how healthy you are....

A Good Place for Everyone to Walk

People have walked for justice and economic opportunity throughout American history.

National Walking Summit Make Strides Toward Healthier Future For All

Walking is moving fast these days.

Great Communities Grow at the Intersection of Health and Design

Numerous medical leaders have also shown that Placemaking can play a huge role in promoting better health for all Americans.

Public Health’s Response to Decline: Loyalty to the 1%

American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by a combination of hitting the limits to growth while under the control of neoliberal capitalism.

On Public Health and Energy

Among the many radical changes that have transformed society since the birth of industrialism, perhaps none have had as great an impact as the revolution in health.

Clutching Our World Views with a Death Grip

Today the first nurse within the US healthcare system has acquired Ebola. My nursing friends are worried. Are we ready for this? How do we communicate risk, or should we settle for optimistic reassurance that our system can handle this? What are our biggest needs in preparation?

Ebola and the weak link of public health

It has long been my contention that one of the chief symptoms of the age of constraints we have now entered would be the decline of public health systems globally.

It's the Sugar, Stupid: A Review of the Documentary 'Fed Up'

The messages we hear in advertisements have a huge impact on our food choices. This reality is the starting point of the documentary Fed Up, produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

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