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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… Continue Reading

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Population Health Management: Improving Health Where We Live, Work, and Play

Population Health Management: Improving Health Where We Live, Work, and Play

Thank you so much and welcome, everybody, to the National Diabetes Education Program’s cross-cutting webinar on population health. We have a wonderful audience and some wonderful presenters. Our audiences really are from where people live, work, and play. About a… Continue Reading

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As Whooping Cough Rebounds in U.S., Infants at Greatest Risk

As Whooping Cough Rebounds in U.S., Infants at Greatest Risk

bjbj”9″9 GWEN IFILL: Now: the troubling return of an old disease that can be deadly to the youngest of children. NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports. MAN: Whooping cough shots! MAN: Whooping cough! BETTY ANN BOWSER: In Washington State,… Continue Reading

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Allen Robinson: Improved Cook Stoves: Effects on Air Quality

Allen Robinson: Improved Cook Stoves: Effects on Air Quality

My name’s Allen Robinson, I’m a faculty member here at Carnegie Mellon. I’m a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy. My research investigates environmental impacts of energy systems, focusing on air quality. So one of my… Continue Reading

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Improving Outpatient Antibiotic Use: The Role of Pharmacists

Improving Outpatient Antibiotic Use: The Role of Pharmacists

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem, and all patients — regardless of if they’re healthy or have multiple chronic conditions — are at risk for developing resistant bacterial infections. Decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use is important to me because… Continue Reading