Webinar Recording now Available: “Introduction to Built Environment Approaches for Addressing Health”

On May 7th Taylor March from the Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) hosted part 4 of this series with a webinar titled: “Introduction to Built Environment Approaches for Addressing Health”. The webinar recording and slides are now available.

Tobacco Control News & Research – June 2024

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.

Cancer Control News & Research – June 2024

Each month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.

Policy Tools for Rural Equity & Prosperity Webinar Series Recordings Available

ChangeLab Solutions and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance invite you to join us for a two-part webinar series, Policy Tools for Rural Equity & Prosperity, in which we’ll explore rural policy solutions — and the policy process itself — as tools for addressing systemic barriers to health and prosperity.

The Center for Black Health and Equity’s Position on Menthol

On April 26, despite bi-partisan support and recommendations from public health partners, federal action to remove mentholated commercial tobacco products from the market was postponed. This setback is a reminder of the critical importance of local and state action in creating safe and healthy communities. GHEA would like to highlight a position statement by one of our partners, The Center for Black Health and Equity, on the important of this issue to African American communities, and a call to action for coalitions across the US.

Webinar Recording now Available: Integrating Nutrition and Healthcare: The Essentials of the Food is Medicine Initiative

Heather Latino from Harvad Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and Meghana Sai Iragavarapu from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted part 3 of “Upstream Approaches in Cancer Prevention” series with a webinar titled “Integrating Nutrition and Healthcare: The Essentials of the Food is Medicine Initiative.” The webinar recording is now available.

Cancer Control News & Research – May 2024

Each month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.

Tobacco Control News & Research – May 2024

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.

Taking Steps Towards a Commercial Tobacco-Free Future: Maryland Youth in Action!

We are thrilled to share the inspiring activities undertaken by the vibrant youth of Maryland as part of the Take Back Your 10 (TB10) youth movement, focusing on the prevention and control of commercial tobacco. On March 9, 2024, Maryland youth engaged in an eye-opening activity titled "Walking Around the Issue: Where Tobacco is Available in Your Community," aimed at raising awareness about the presence of tobacco retailers in our communities and its impact on our youth.

Webinar Recording now Available: Advocating for Policy Change to Support Expansion of Broadband Access

Dr. Whitney Zahnd from the Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity (ACRE) Lab at the University of Iowa hosted part 2 of the “Upstream Approaches in Cancer Prevention” webinar series on March 21st. This webinar, titled “Advocating for Policy Change to Support Expansion of Broadband Access”, walked through steps to articulate the need for broadband access-related policies at various levels within states and the impact that broadband access has on cancer prevention and control. Additionally, it described data sources, policy levers, and partnerships necessary to advocate for meaningful change. The webinar recording and slides are now available.

Cancer Control News & Research – April 2024

Each month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.

Tobacco Control News & Research – April 2024

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.