Transforming the Health of the Community Snively Lecture

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Dr. Choucair presenting on Transforming the Health of the Community Snively Visiting Professorship Lecture at University of California Davis.

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Transforming the Health of the Community Snively Lecture

  1. 1. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D.
  2. 2. McGinnis et al. The Case for More Policy Attention to Health Promotion. Health Affairs, Vol. 21 (2)
  3. 3. Smallest Impact Examples Counseling & Education Clinical Interventions Long-lasting Protective Interventions Eat healthy, be physically active Rx for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes Changing the Context Immunizations, brief intervention, cessati on treatment, colonosc opy Fluoridation, trans fat, smoke-free laws, tobacco tax Socioeconomic Factors Poverty, education, h ousing, inequality to make individuals’ default decisions healthy Largest Impact
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  6. 6. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D.
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  8. 8. M • A tax increase on all cigarette products is one of many policy recommendations adopted by the Chicago Board of Health. • Single most effective way to prevent kids from picking up the habit. • City will use $2 Million to expand vision service for lowincome children.
  9. 9. M Cost breakdown For pack of cigarettes
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  12. 12. 15 hospitals working towards Baby-Friendly Designation
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  14. 14.  14 licensed carts operating  41 vendors trained  30 carts planned for 2013
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  19. 19. Mayor Emanuel Takes Action to Protect Chicago’s Kids from Menthol Cigarettes
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