Health is influenced by many factors. Understanding all of the factors influencing your personal health can prevent disease and bring you to your optimum self. Environment, education, and income also determine your health. My goal is to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Young families and new parents hold a special place in my professional practice.
From the CDC's Healthy People, Healthy Places Newsletter:
Obesity is common, serious, and costly, and it affects every part of the U.S. During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. This complex and growing epidemic is confronted in “Weight of the Nation”, a four part series now available on HBO. The documentary was developed by HBO Documentary Films and Institute of Medicine, in association with CDC, the National Institutes of Health, made in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.Solving this problem requires a strong call to action for adults, children and communities. To learn more, join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden for a live Twitter chat on Monday, May 21, at 3 pm EDT.