Healthy Communities Building Healthier Children

It takes a community to raise a child, and indeed, the structure of communities plays a vital role in contributing to a child’s health. As you’ll learn by watching this video, a National Institutes of Health-funded research project, the Healthy Communities Study (HCS), is taking a closer look at exactly how communities can influence various measurements of health in children. These include their weight, nutrition, and level of physical activity.

This video includes interviews from several physicians. They discuss the methodologies employed by the HCS and they describe the potential benefits that may result from the study. By knowing which specific environmental influences can benefit children the most, communities can make the best use of their resources.

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