Saturday
May 30
2015

To Improve Health, Students Commit to Their Communities

California is known for its great weather, beautiful scenery, and diverse communities. It also ranks a favorable 17 in overall health in the United Health Foundation’s 2014 America’s Health Rankings.

Wednesday
Apr 22
2015

Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm

Nearly 40 years ago, women in the Kenyan countryside reported a troubling phenomenon: their streams were drying up, their crops were failing, and they were being forced to travel farther and farther away from their villages to gather wood for fuel, building and fencing. Deforestation, in short, was threatening their livelihoods.

Transforming Health through Systems Change

Jan 16, 2015
A person’s health is influenced by a multitude of factors, both biological and environmental. Therefore, when looking to improve health outcomes over a sustained period of time, one needs to adopt a systems-based approach and think not only about direct health care delivery, but also about broader, societal factors, which together, make up the health profiles of individuals and communities.