Hardware and Heartware: Two Approaches to a Smarter, Healthier City

Representatives from Indore, India, and Da Nang, Vietnam – joined Makassar officials on a tour of how hardware and heartware is transforming Makassar in the technological age with JSI’s Building Healthy Cities.

How Madagascar’s Biodiversity Influenced My Career in Public Health

Read about Yvette’s journey, from youth through her career, and how her interest in health and fascination with Madagascar’s people and natural resources grew.

JSI’s Population, Health, and Environment Legacy: Two Decades of Dedication and Impact

This year, JSI celebrates 20 years of work around the world improving people’s health by caring for, reinvigorating, and protecting their environment. Some of our most impactful activities have occurred in Madagascar, an island with extraordinarily rich biodiversity. Since we began working alongside institutions in Madagascar under the Jereo Salama Isika project in 1998, we … Continue reading “JSI’s Population, Health, and Environment Legacy: Two Decades of Dedication and Impact”

It Takes A Village – Caring for Older Adults who Suffer from Asthma

JSI intern Rachael Meyer describes her experiences engaging in the Reducing Older Adult Asthma Disparities study, made poignant due to her own family’s experience supporting her grandfather.

September is National Preparedness Month: What Can Health Care Organizations Do about It?

From natural disasters to man-made, planning is critical for hospitals to health care centers. Read more from Amy Cullum, Senior Consultant in the JSI, US Division, as she looks at the questions every healthcare organization should ask themselves before any emergency.

​Environmental Health Literacy – Key to Unlocking a Safer Future (Part 2)

Advancing environmental health literacy is not a top-down process from expert to resident. As a public health practitioner, the most valuable lessons I nurture have come from the expertise and leadership of those who are disproportionately affected by societal inequities.

Environmental Health Literacy – Key to Unlocking a Safer Future (Part 1)

Health literacy has mostly focused on promoting understanding of how to navigate healthcare and self-manage one’s health conditions. To truly advance prevention, the relationship between the environment and health should also be made widely accessible — particularly within under-served communities.

Spreading the word about community based participatory research for asthma reduction

Pediatric asthma affects an estimated 7.1 million children in the U.S. under the age of 18. In the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, a largely immigrant Latino community, pediatric asthma affects more than 14% of school age children, primarily due to environmentally related health disparities. In a city like Lawrence, issues such as language, literacy, and culture present challenges to reaching and engaging families in environmental health education.