Making the Business Case: Community Health Investments Yield Results

Making the Business Case: Community Health Investments Yield Results

[Music] Investments in community health yield results making it easier to be healthy where we live, learn, work, and play. All these healthy initiatives are really economic development at its core. So, we have customers who are buying these healthy options. We have a business owner who’s making more money. And, as a community, we’re […]

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Smoking Within the LGBT Community

Smoking Within the LGBT Community

[MUSIC] [NARRATOR] Smoking is the largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans smoke at much higher rates than average so they suffer more smoking related death and illness. Dr. Scout directs the Network for LGBT Health Equity at CenterLink. Here, he talks about what smoking […]

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NHANES Coming to Your Community

NHANES Coming to Your Community

[Music] Narration>> The numbers are in… …creating the most accurate picture ever of our nation’s health. And one national survey in particular has had a prominent role in improving the health of all people living in the United States: NHANES. [Music] NHANES–The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey–is the only nationally representative survey that collects […]

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Making the Case for Prevention: Community Partnerships Benefit Students, Schools & Health

Making the Case for Prevention: Community Partnerships Benefit Students, Schools & Health

?? Munising is a perfect example of what really works to improve the health of the school’s environment. It’s the role of every school not just to teach out of a book in a classroom. We’re trying to teach kids about life as well. And part of that is promoting a healthy lifestyle. Providing healthy […]

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Making the Case for Prevention: Community Partnerships Benefit Students, Schools & Health

?? Munising is a perfect example of what really works to improve the health of the school’s environment. It’s the role of every school not just to teach out of a book in a classroom. We’re trying to teach kids about life as well. And part of that is promoting a healthy lifestyle. Providing healthy […]

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Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

Making the Business Case: Improving Health in African American Communities

[MUSIC PLAYING] 45 million African Americans; 76 percent Obese & Overweight Adults; 40 percent High Blood Pressure; 48 percent Smoke Cigarettes Local Leaders & Businesses can help make healthy living easier in African American communities. People of color in this community continue to be the ones with [the] highest degrees of diabetes, highest degrees of […]

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Making the Business Case: Community Health Workers Bridge Health Care Gap

Making the Business Case: Community Health Workers Bridge Health Care Gap

[Music] Health care providers and patients both benefit when community health workers build bridges that lead to better care, fuller lives, and lower costs. Navigating health care systems is challenging, especially for patients with a language barrier or other problems understanding what chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, or heart disease are and how to manage […]

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