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Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.

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City Health international holds an annual international conference, in a different location each year, which examines current policy and practice in relation to public health and health behaviours in cities.

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  • HARM REDUCTION FOR HIV PREVENTION

    Harm reduction refers to strategies that aim to reduce the harms associated with injecting drug use. The earliest forms of harm reduction promoted abstinence from drug use and put reducing its occurrence at the centre of substance use policy and interventions.The concept of harm reduction was re-invented in the early 1980s at the beginning of the HIV epidemic when healthcare workers started to provide clean syringes to people who inject drugs [...]

    2017-04-26 | avert.org

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  • Community Services report shows effects on social, health programs

    A recently released annual report detailing how the Boone County Community Services department is spending the Children’s Services fund shows mostly positive effects on the programs it’s financially supporting. Voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax in November 2012 to create the Children’s Services tax, which funds mental health and social welfare services for children and their families. The report represents more than $7 million in [...]

    2017-04-26 | columbiatribune.com

     

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  • I took someone’s life — now I am giving back': In California's prisons, inmates teach each other how to start over

    The men Daniel Hopper teaches about drug and alcohol abuse are serving sentences of 10 years to life at a state prison tucked away in the Vaca Mountains of Northern California. They grew up in different places, most of them under difficult circumstances: dangerous schools and neighborhoods, fathers behind bars, brothers in gangs. Hopper, a tall 35-year-old with cropped black hair, rectangular glasses and piercing wit, can relate to them on a [...]

    2017-04-25 | latimes.com

     

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  • Why Children Struggle to Cross Busy Streets Safely

    For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side to the other without being hit. Yet it's anything but simple for a child.New research from the University of Iowa shows children under certain ages lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger. The researchers placed children from 6 [...]

    2017-04-25 | sciencenewsline.com

     

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  • EARTH FIRST: Powering forward with the entire community pulling together

    Community energy continues to gain ground throughout Australia. We are seeing more and more examples of communities that are creating their own change in the delivery of clean and renewable energy supplies.All communities would benefit from a community energy project, including ours. Examples of such projects could involve local investors building a community solar farm, co-investing in solar installations with local business owners, or [...]

    2017-04-25 | centralwesterndaily.com.au

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  • Amber Vittoria SEXUAL HEALTH + IDENTITY Human Sex Trafficking Survivors Need Better Trained Doctors

    Five years ago, Dr. Veronica Ades was treating one of her patients, a Mexican woman in her early 30s whose nerves were visibly frayed. Sitting in the small exam room in New York City with her shoulders crouched forward, the patient began sobbing while recounting her history of sexual trauma. Jumping between timelines, she described horrific scenes of countless assaults that stopped only a few years earlier. As a native Spanish speaker, [...]

    2017-04-25 | teenvogue.com

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