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Designing Healthy Communities

Media Policy Center

Media Policy Center’s provocative 4-hour series, “Designing Healthy Communities” examines the connection between poor community design and burgeoning health costs.

Host/Narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Jackson connects bad community design with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions.

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