Obesity rates in the United States have tripled since the 1960s and doubled since the 1980s. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, a national epidemic that contributes to chronic disease, disability, and death, and places a large financial strain on the health care system.
In 2016, U.S. state and local governments spend $558 billion on health care. And yet, each year, only 20 percent of eligible voters actually vote in local elections. We examined some offices related to health, health care, and public health that are decided by local elections, the types of decisions that come with those positions, and the consequences of not voting.
A panel discussion organized by MPH@GW and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University focused on the health risks of lead service lines within the broader context of tackling all sources of lead and the role of public health professionals in the replacement process.
When people turn to short-term housing for affordability and convenience, they have to be vigilant about the state of their housing. Renters can be exposed to carbon monoxide, lead, mold, indoor air pollution and poor water quality. Substandard rental housing might put tenants at risk, and renters typically have to rely on landlords for home improvements.
Join us for a discussion focused on lead service line replacement within the broader context of tackling all sources of lead. The event will address the health risk of lead service lines, the role of public health professionals in the replacement process, and the importance of effective partnerships between public health agencies and water utilities to develop creative solutions.
Let’s Meat in the Kitchen: Preventing the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance through Safe Handling of Meat and Poultry Products
Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread from farms to people through a number of different ways But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. In this video, Dr. Lance Price shows you how you can keep yourself and your family safe from exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that may be present on meat and poultry products.
We’ve compiled 11 ways for people who are concerned about their environmental footprint to make seasonal celebrations more sustainable.
In order to facilitate intergenerational conversations about health care, the MPH@GW program developed this graphic to offer insight into the historical, social, economic and political context over the last century or so.
Since Senator Bernie Sanders proposed his plan for Medicare for All in mid-September, more than 16 Democrat senators have voiced their support for a single-payer system. Professor Sara Rosenbaum discusses what “single-payer” actually means, and the questions we should be asking about it.
The answer to that question may depend on where the guilt appeal is coming from. Monique Turner’s recent article, “The Effects of Guilt-Appeal Intensity on Persuasive and Emotional Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Sponsor Motive,” explores how an ad’s intention can affect people’s reaction to its message.