The community’s needs, interests, and creative spark should be the DNA for how we build communities that support walking, biking, and active transportation. Learn firsthand how local active transportation efforts have successfully engaged communities in meaningful ways to improve the built environment. Megan Beard works to combat obesity by supporting safe walking and bicycling for children and families and promoting healthy... read more
Throughout history, natural disasters have led to serious disruption in societies and affecting the lives of many. This talk will focus on the impact of natural disasters on the long-term psychological and physical health of those affected. Results from population-based studies following the 2008 Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption and fatal snow avalanches in 1995 will be discussed and future studies described.
Arna Hauksdóttir is...read more
This talk will focus on the impact of a new approach- a proactive model- on the resilience of healthcare emergency response following the Van earthquakes. This model is expected to reduce risk in major and vulnerable cities such as Istanbul. Dr. Kurtulus Aciksari is the Head of the Emergency Medicine Department and responsible for the emergency medicine residents training program in Istanbul Medeniyet University Göztepe Training... read more
Providing equitable and patient-centered care is critical to ensuring high quality of care in any healthcare sectors. This presentation focuses on the nursing home sector in which racial/ethnic disparities in quality are widely reported. It is largely unknown whether disparities exist in patient experiences with care and how public reporting of patient experiences affects nursing home performance and potential racial/ethnic... read more