Throughout the year, JSI staff wrote about their work with public health programs in the U.S. and around the world. Here are the most read blog posts of 2015.
Where teens live, learn, work, and play influence their sexual decision making and risk of teen pregnancy. Many teens live in communities where unemployment may be high, violence and substance use present, and housing conditions poor. However, there are also protective factors, such as goal-setting, family, friends, school, and resources designed to empower teens. Parents, schools, youth serving providers, community members, and teens themselves all play a role in promoting healthy teen decision making and preventing teen pregnancy.
JSI’s Atlanta Director talks about Thanksgiving, the temptation to overeat, and tryptophan’s effects.
Nervous about your child’s health this Halloween? JSI’s Sloane Bowman offers six tricks on enjoying the holiday—while still enjoying plenty of treats.
To celebrate Health Literacy Month, JSI’s Rene Esler shares advice for parents on communicating with children about moderation and having a healthy lifestyle—even during Halloween.
As professors at schools ranging from Harvard University to Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, JSI experts share the experience they’ve gained in the field and the office with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, demonstrating practical applications for the students’ technical and theoretical foundations in public health.
To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults.
Terry Green writes from the National Environmental Health Association Conference, where she presented on her work reducing asthma disparities.
Read more about how the traditional programmatic approaches to fighting obesity – focused on individual behavior change – is not decreasing the obesity rates, suggesting that innovative and more comprehensive approaches are necessary.
Read more from our Senior Consultant, Jeremy Cantor, how factors outside the clinic walls such as educational opportunity and community environments play a more significant role in determining health outcomes than access to care and genetics.