We found 32 results for:
100 Days in Appalachia
1 July 2021
Williamson, West Virginia, United States
Over 3000 Words
Williamson Health and Wellness Center is a federally qualified health center in rural West Virginia, that provides medical, dental, and mental health care as well as chronic-disease management and wellness coaching on...
2 July 2020
Jupiter, Florida, United States
Diabetics require fresh food and produce to maintain their health, but doing so has become difficult during the pandemic, especially for people who are immunocomprised and therefore unable to frequently venture out to...
6 June 2020
Bozeman, Montana, United States
A group exercise class known as StrongPeople is helping senior citizens in Montana find community and improve their health through progressive strength training. Participants have reported positive results, while stud...
10 December 2019
Navajo Nation, United States
Under 800 Words
A produce prescription program is one of several approaches that people living in Navajo Nation are taking to combat the harms of living in a food desert. Although this program has only been implemented on a small sca...
23 October 2019
Cities across the world are learning that a tax on sugary drinks can help to shift purchasing habits and reduce the risks of health problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, and stroke. As a Boulder council member exp...
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
31 August 2019
Minneapolis, Missouri, United States
Hoop dancing, an activity with origins in indigenous dance traditions, can provide a means to physical fitness and child development. In Minneapolis, a professional hoop dancer is using this knowledge and his skill to...
16 August 2019
Clark-Fulton, Ohio, United States
In Clark-Fulton, Ohio, almost half of all residents lack access to a grocery store, but community organizations are working together to offer options such as produce giveaways and cooking classes. Not only are those p...
5 June 2019
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
In West Virginia, a community health worker program trains community members to act as local health supporters. The program, which targets high-risk residents "in rural areas throughout Appalachia," eliminates the nee...
4 June 2019
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Food is not just linked to physical well-being but also mental health as well, and some doctors are now prescribing a change in diet to address psychiatric concerns. Although not necessarily a cure-all, this approach ...
23 February 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...
21 February 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
California marks the first state in the United States to join the ranks of other countries such as Mexico that saw a significant decline in soda sales and increase in water sales after enacting a sugar tax. Critics of...
14 February 2019
The future of medical devices is beginning to heavily rely on the integration of technological advances including apps, robotic and 3-D printing. From increasing education around diabetes via an app to digital smart p...
11 January 2019
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
There is so little artificial light in Flagstaff that you can see the Milky Way from downtown. The city has banned sweeping searchlights, required outdoor light to be shielded downwards, and switched illumination on a...
10 October 2018
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A report from Canada says that intermittent fasting helped wean three men with type-2 diabetes off insulin. The idea of curing diabetes is not widely accepted in the medical field, but some medical professionals think...
21 February 2018
Frome, Somerset, England
Data from a trial in Frome, England shows that strong community support has a strong impact on recovery rates from a variety of medical ailments. The Compassionate Frome Project and Health Connections Mendip connect p...
11 January 2018
Mississippi, United States
In order to overcome the lowest doctor-to-patient-ratio in the country, Mississippi has implemented a robust telemedicine program. The program counts among its successes a diabetes prevention program where people regu...
9 November 2017
San Francisco, California, United States
Even though millions of people around the world rely on drugs like insulin to live, the big pharmaceutical companies often seem to value profit over people, and the costs of critical medications can be prohibitive. A ...
3 November 2017
Leupp, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV News
In the town of Leupp, a Navajo community, the school and community members are working to educate kids to drink water rather than sugary drinks and sodas. Part of their effort includes increasing availability to water...
2 February 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States
A program called FVRx (Fruits and Vegetables Rx) enlists physicians, grocery stores, and the government SNAP program to help make underserved communities healthier. When physicians write prescriptions for fruits and v...
3 June 2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
Why do poorer countries like Russia have much lower rates of autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes? Preventing autoimmune disorders may require emulating aspects of that “dirtier” world: safely bottling the kinds o...
15 May 2016
El Paso, Texas, United States
Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...
20 April 2016
By requiring schools to buy 30 percent of products from smallholder farms, Brazil provides fresher food to students and economic benefits to otherwise struggling farmers. Since 1955, Brazil's staple national school lu...
30 March 2016
Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...
10 December 2015
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Cleveland's infant mortality rate is double the national average. Sugar Mamas is a local program based on the national CenteringPregnancy programs where pregnant women who have diabetes meet twice a month to discuss ...
8 December 2015
El Paso, Texas, United States
U.S. Hispanics who pass down a tradition of food, family, and healing are healthier. But as generations become more assimilated, many are adjusting to less healthy diets and habits.
Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.
Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:
Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs
Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:
Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:
Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.
Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Sonia Narang