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.
For International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, JSI asked staff to send in blurbs about how they, and their projects, are supporting women’s health. These are their own words: [View the story “#jsi4women – JSI Supporting Women’s Health” on Storify]
It’s the end of the second day of the conference now, and my thoughts have crystallized further on the theme of, “How do we produce more in the results space? How do we make real and significant progress?”
As a 17 year old in 1973, I came out as a gay man and joined the battle for “gay rights,” still in its early years.