October 22, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
Disclaimer: Just by reading this blog post, you may find yourself itching Growing up, a diagnosis of head lice could mean the ultimate end to one’s social life. At the very least, it would mean taunts from siblings and certainly looks of suspicion from classmates who would think you never washed your hair. Being one […]
February 11, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Who plays a role in making sure kids get enough exercise each day? Parents certainly. Schools, yes—that’s why we have gym class and recess. But what about city governments? Well, it turns out that they can play a role, too. Des Moines is one city that has taken the charge head on and is seeing […]
January 12, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
The Public Health community has long looked upstream for what produces healthy individuals, families and whole communities. At its core, we understand that conditions such as housing, employment, the environment and education are the foundation of healthy communities. But what if, just as we rattle off “education” as a key building block for lifelong health, public […]