This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute—CTSI), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion. All articles can be accessed online at the New Pittsburgh Courier website. These pages will provide you with valuable information on health topics that may affect you, your family or friends and also connect you to local health initiatives and resources.
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on environmental health. Jennifer Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with CTSI, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League, discussed this important part of our overall health.
JJ: Happy New Year, Ms. Bush! I hope you had a great holiday season. The beginning of the year always seems to be a time when people think about making resolutions and improving their health. Many people—myself included—hope to exercise more and eat more fruits and vegetables. Both of those are important. However, one area of health that’s sometimes overlooked and not discussed is environmental health.