The impacts of climate change are already being felt worldwide, particularly on our food systems and health. Changes in extreme weather events, temperature, and rainfall variability threaten food security by decreasing global food production and increasing the risk of hunger and undernutrition. Projections indicate these food-related health impacts will far exceed all other climate-related health … More Towards climate change adaptation with community-based monitoring
With the world population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050, increasing agricultural production will be necessary to achieve global food security. Efforts to expand food production will likely include agricultural intensification – producing more from the same area of land – which has been a key factor in boosting global food production in the … More Putting health first in agricultural production
In practice, evaluation takes place in a wide range of settings that perhaps constrain an evaluator’s choice of evaluation methods. For example, an evaluation may take place during implementation, rather than starting from the beginning. Or, ideas for interventions may emerge from various sources, affecting how much the evaluator can adopt an ideal evaluation design. … More Program evaluation and dose response: Application and reflection
A recent press release by the American Psychological Association says, “Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow”. Having just finished reading the book Social by Matthew Lieberman, and learning about our fundamental need to connect with other people, … More Could loneliness be worse for your health than obesity?
I don’t often read the news but lately I have been following, and with considerable interest, the Guelph Mercury-Tribune. It reads along the lines of “thousands of patients at a Guelph dental clinic were advised to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus, due to concerns that sterilization of dental instruments … More Media, infections, and dental visits: something to grind teeth over?
What is public health? Most of the time I have a hard time explaining this, but here it goes. In medicine, doctors and nurses treat health problems one patient at a time. In public health, we are concerned with preventing health problems, and at the population level. Public health professionals work to identify the root causes of health problems, and implement … More Public health in everyday life