Healthy Communities – November 16, 2012

Resources

View the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Transportation and Health: INFOGRAPHIC

“Better Transportation Options = Healthier Lives” tells a visual story on the role of transportation in the health of our communities. This infographic continues the NewPublicHealth.org series exploring the National Prevention Strategy, including infographics as well as interviews with Cabinet Secretaries and their National Prevention Council designees, exploring the impact of transportation, education and more on health.

Reports and Articles

The Pedestrian Is a Fragile Species
The Atlantic, 11/15/12
An article on why and how to cultivate walkable cities

“Exposure” to U.S. may raise immigrants’ obesity risk
The Chicago Tribune, 11/15/12
A new study finds that the longer immigrants from Mexico, and their U.S.-born offspring, spend in the United States, the greater their odds of becoming obese.

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