Designing Healthy Communities for our Future Generations
Designing Healthy Communities, Episode 2
Watch the video and look at the suggestions for improving health in your own community. Once you are satisfied with your review of the episode, write an essay that addresses the following questions:
Begin by summarizing the episode in 100 words or less.
Relate the information from this episode to what you learned in Chapters 2 and 3 of your textbook, Key Concepts in Public Health. What specific public health disciplines mentioned in Chapters 2 and 3 of your textbook are related to the information presented in the video and why?
Critique the information. Do you feel that the information presented is valid and easy to understand?
What information does the episode offer about public health problems? Consider, for example, whether it provides details on how public health can be characterized and measured and whether it describes common hazards and afflictions affecting modern Americans and American communities.
What information does the episode offer about the nature of communities? Consider whether it provides details on how communities may be altered to improve public health.
What information was missing from the episode? How could the content be improved? What would you like to see in future episodes?
Designing Healthy Communities
In the video, Dr. Richard Jackson investigates the impact the built environment both in urban and suburb have on health matters including diabetes and ashma (Jackson, 2019). The rate if childhood, as well as adult health problems, are tremendously rising. This has raised a lot of concern on what the built environment is doing to address and prevent such issues.