JSI @ APHA 2013: Sharing knowledge and experience in the field of environmental health

Terry Greene, Senior Environmental Health Associate at JSI, shares the highlights of her day attending presentations addressing environmental health issues at APHA 2013.

JSI @ APHA 2013: Local Research, Global Impact

Writing from the 2013 APHA conference, JSI’s Alexis D’Agostino shares findings from some of the research and analysis done by the SPRING project on Iron-Folic Acid supplementation programs.

Addressing breast cancer in the country of Georgia: Promoting screening and fighting stigma

In Georgia, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. Since 2005, JSI has played an active role in the country to spread awareness about breast cancer, promote the use of early screening diagnostic centers, and help support and scale up the work of breast cancer advocates

Streamlining the Data Collection Process using Mobile Technology: an Example from SC4CCM

Evaluators in the 21st century have access to a multitude of innovative technologies for improving the efficiency and quality of data they collect.

Inspired by World Food Day with a success story from Bhola, Bangladesh

Before participating in farmer field schools (FFS), Rajopa, a stay-at-home mother of four young children, struggled to survive on her husband’s low income. In order to provide sufficient food for her family, Rajopa decided to join a SPRING-led FFS that would use the family’s land that had previously been uncultivated.

From Ethiopia to Liberia: a nutrition experience

In Liberia, 39% of children are chronically malnourished, largely due to sub-optimal breastfeeding practices, poor diversity of complementary foods for children, and micronutrient deficiencies.

Moving from agriculture and nutrition to farming and food

One kilometer outside of Ourossogui, in the Matam Region of Senegal, Sambo’s 4-year old daughter walks towards her father, crossing a field planted with a wide variety of nutritious crops. Her skirt is turned up into a makeshift basket and stuffed with white beans—a reliable source of protein for childhood growth and micronutrients that promote brain development.

SPRING to better nutrition across the globe

Evidence has been mounting to support the hypothesis that maternal undernutrition, as well as in-utero infant and young child undernutrition, are correlated with the risk of developing nutrition related non-communicable diseases (N-RNCDs) later in life.

Increasing Access to Adult Immunization in Massachusetts

Residents of Massachusetts benefit from a universal select childhood vaccine program, and Massachusetts has some of the highest childhood vaccination rates in the nation. Adults, however, have less access to vaccine supplies, services, and information, and rates have lagged behind.