Written by Larissa Estes, Program Manager, Prevention Institute.
Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
Over the last two decades, health leaders have increasingly come to recognize that the places we live, work, learn, play, and pray affect our physical health, such as our risk for diabetes or heart disease, or our ability to recover from illness. They have been less engaged, however, in applying this community prevention knowledge to influence mental health outcomes. [Read more…]