20 Jan '12, 1pm

Designing healthy communities with Dr. Richard Jackson

Designing healthy communities with Dr. Richard Jackson

A provocative new 4-hour series soon to air on public television, Designing Healthy Communities , examines the impact of our built environment on key public health indices, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. The series documents the connection between bad community design and burgeoning health consequences, and discusses the remedies available to fix what has become an urgent crisis. The narrator and host of the series, Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH , has become an icon in the field of public health, and for good reason. A pediatrician by original training and experience, he is now Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. In between he built an unmatched curriculum vitae of distinguished accomplishment in the field of environmental health, and he certainly is a long way from finishing. I am honored that Dick a...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/designing_hea...

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