Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Creating a Culture of Health
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
February 27, 2008 | Video, Story
The nonpartisan commission will investigate how factors such as education, environment, income and housing shape and affect personal behavioral choices. The United States spends more on health than any other nation. Yet, the U.S. ranks at or near th ...
March 1, 2007 | Audio
The Cross-Systems Financing Project helped states and stakeholders think more broadly, come together, and take advantage of a large variety of resources, ultimately allowing them to be more resourceful and get more from each dollar they spent.
Community development encompasses a range of efforts to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in low-income neighborhoods. There is a growing movement within the field to leverage these efforts as opportunities to improve health.
In this video, Robert Anda, co-principal investigator of the ACE study and senior scientific consultant for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses how he became involved in the ACE study.
In this video, Martha Davis, executive director of the Institute for Safe Families, asks how do we build and institutionalize resilience.
In this video, Nadine Burke Harris, ceo and founder for the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, says that ACEs and toxic stress is the next massive public threat.
In this video, Andy Garner, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup, discusses the importance of understanding the science behind ACEs.
In this video, Sandy Bloom, associate professor at Drexel University School of Public Health, co-founder of the Sanctuary Institute and co-leader of the Philadelphia Adverse Childhood Experiences Task Force, discusses prevention and the ACE study.
In this video, Jane Stevens, founder of ACESTOOHIGH.com and ACESCONNECTION.com, shares the importance of storytelling in the trauma informed movement.
In this video, Jane Isaacs Lowe, senior program adviser for program development at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shares how building resilience is the solution to adverse childhood experiences.