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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Sophie Wenzel, DrPH ’19: Community Health Leader

Sophie Wenzel, DrPH ’19:  Community Health Leader

Instead of just going in and doing one and done educational programs, we really try to get in, work with the community, build community teams so there’s sustainability on the ground and kids get exposed to a variety of prevention messages over their time in middle school, so it’s not just in one and done, […]

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Community Health Assessments

Community Health Assessments

A community health assessment or a community health needs assessment is really important as a tool to begin to improve your community’s health and well-being. You really need to take a good look at various factors that affect health and well-being — not just the health outcomes, but the social services in your community, the […]

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Community Outreach: Community Health Needs Assessment — Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Community Outreach: Community Health Needs Assessment — Penn State Hershey Medical Center

[ Music ] [ Background Music ]>>Healthcare is moving in a direction much more toward the consumer, and toward the individual. And understanding the individual’s needs is so important. It becomes the building block for all of your future planning with healthcare reform, and it also provides you a chance to work in collaboration with […]

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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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Addressing Health Disparities in Diverse Communities – Old Colony YMCA

Addressing Health Disparities in Diverse Communities – Old Colony YMCA

(upbeat music) – The Old Colony Y is a cause-driven charitable organization that has been focusing on, for many years, the social determinants of health in the communities that they serve. So the health disparity effects that we see in these communities when we look at the data about hospitalization in Brockton and Stoughton communities. […]

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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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