Designing Healthy Communities Screening

Event Date: May 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Location: Public Affairs 2355

Come to Public Affairs 2355 on Wednesday May 9th from 6:00-8:30pm to see a one hour screening of the PBS series "Designing Healthy Communities," followed by a open discussion with Dr. Richard Jackson of the UCLA School of Public Health.

In his four-part public television series and the accompanying book, Dr. Jackson explains the link between our health and the way our communities - especially our suburbs - are designed. Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric way we live our lives today. It's no secret that today's generation of children are likely to have shorter lives than their parents because of their unhealthy lifestyles. It doesn't have to be this way. Dr. Jackson explains how well-designed communities can improve both physical and mental health.
Refreshments will be served. Open to all UCLA students that RSVP here: http://bit.ly/H9JRRK. This event is co-sponsored by the SRC, Sustainable Urban Network, and the UCLA Department of Environmental Health Sciences.



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