Public Health

Polluted air and rivers have acute local health effects and changing rainfall and temperature patterns cause global disruptions in supplies of food and clean water. Learn what is being done to mitigate the impact.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
In the third episode of Sciencecast, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and explore the relationship between climate change and health issues around the world.

Photo: Kid Power DC

American University School of Communication
Urban gardening could be the next step in tackling conflicts with public health in the DMV and its food delivery system.
Food Insecurity in America
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Food insecurity — where access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources — is a bigger problem in the U.S. than you may think. 
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
"Silent Spring,” the book that led to the eruption of environmentalism in the ’60s and resulted in a government ban of the pesticide DDT, is widely remembered as having a deep impact on America. 
Fast Food: Nutrition Or Nightmare?
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Fast food is big business, but it trades convenience for health. As obesity grows, it's worth taking a look what we're putting into our bodies on the go.
Video by Diana Wilkinson and Erica Halvorson
Video by Diana Wilkinson and Erica Halvorson
The George Washington University
According to Lance Price, overuse of antibiotics in livestock could set us back nearly 100 years in public health — but the consumer can do something about it.
The George Washington University
Nothing reminds me of home like Rosedale Park. Whether it was going on fall picnics with my family, fishing at the lake with my grandfather, or running through piles of multicolored leaves during fall cross-country races, Rosedale has served as the... Read More
What struck us, what stuck with us and what's coming next. 
The George Washington University
Eating Habits and Patterns of the Chapín
A visit to a community considered extremely vulnearble to chronic child malnutrition by Guatemala's government reveals the complexities of addressing the issue.