Major Health Promotion White Paper Released
Universal Access to Health Promotion: A Sustainable Strategy to Reduce Health Disparities, Improve the Health of an Entire State, and Accelerate the Evolution of Health Promotion
“The three pillars critical to improving the health of the residents of a state or nation are enhancing the social determinants of health, providing universal access to medical care and providing universal access to health promotion.
The missing element for most large-scale efforts is providing universal access to health promotion, even though that may be the most cost-effective method to improve the health of the people of a state and even a nation.
To do this well, we need to deliver a therapeutic dose of scientifically valid health behavior change strategies (summarized here in the AMSO Framework). Funding this effort is likely to cost 10 or more times the amount available through foundations, public charities and public health departments. Therefore, these groups need to focus a portion of their resources on mobilizing funding from entities that have sufficient resources and that will also benefit from improved health status of their constituents.
The most important contribution of this white paper may be the financial analysis that illustrates how sufficient resources might be mobilized and how the overall effort can be maintained by capturing a small portion of these funds to maintain internal operations indefinitely, and in the process, stimulate investments several hundred times the initial investment.”
Michael P. O’Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD
Click Here to Read More and Download. Dr. O'Donnell is also asking for feedback.
Environmental Health Consultant to Address Tonawanda Coke Concerns
Dr. Shaun Crawford, an environmental health consultant, has spent his career studying the effects of coke oven emissions from steel plants on communities, including extensive investigative work in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Crawford will bring his expertise as a technical adviser to Citizen Science Community Resources, a grassroots organization in WNY that is addressing the effects of emissions from the Tonawanda Coke Plant
What: Presentation given by Dr. Crawford, environmental health consultant, on his work in North Birmingha
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 10:30 AM- 12 Noon
Location: Citizen Science Community Resource office
3200 Elmwood Ave, Room 210, Kenmore
Register to attend by called the CSCR office at 873-6191.
Light refreshments will be served.
Seneca St. Holiday Market!
Seneca Street Holiday Market
at ST. John's
2319 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14210
Friday, December 15th 5 PM-10 PM
Saturday, December 16th 10 AM-5 PM
Over 20 Local Vendors!
Live Music from local band!
Arts & Crafts!
WNY Healthy Communities Coalition Meeting