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Individual Health and Community Health Are Deeply Intertwined

In recent years, our understanding of what makes people sick—and keeps them healthy—has changed dramatically. It used to be that genetics, an individual’s health-related behaviors, and access to healthcare services were considered the most important determinants of a person’s health. Now, a slew of research shows that many factors combine to affect the health of [...]

2018-01-11T21:18:31+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Economic Health, Impact|0 Comments

Mentors Are Key to Short-Term Achievement, Long-Term Wellness

Poverty negatively affects the health of young people—they often attend low-achieving schools, live in unsafe neighborhoods, and have poor self-esteem. Those who find their way out of poverty in adulthood remain at higher risk for chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Researchers, including a team at Northwestern University, are illuminating ways to help young [...]

2018-01-11T21:21:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Community Health|0 Comments