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School Bd/College/University DVD: $675
K-12 Single School DVD: $330
Public Library (HUO) DVD: $155
Companion Book: $65


Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 4x56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

Hosted by author and national health expert Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH.
Designing Healthy Communities is a 4 part series and companion book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions.

Many of today’s major health problems – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression – can be traced directly to nearly half-a-century of bad design decisions in urban and suburban areas.

In each episode, Dr. Jackson travels the country to explore problems in a variety of communities, and profile best practice models. As Dr. Jackson illustrates, re-designing our built environment can improve both physical and mental health.

“Given its action orientation and its provision of a blueprint for civic engagement and action, Designing Healthy Communities should be of particular interest to community psychologists and applied social psychologists interested in developing approaches to prevention and empowerment with historically disenfranchised persons and others experiencing health disparities.”
– Michael B. Blank, PhD, Psychiatry Department, University of Pennsylvania
– Marlene M. Eisenberg, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

DVDs are closed captioned and have scene selection.

Series Titles Clip Producer
Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 1 - Retrofitting Suburbia (1/4) Video Project
Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 2 - Rebuilding Places of the Heart (2/4) Video Project
Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 3 - Social Policy in Concrete (3/4) Video Project
Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 4 - Searching for Shangri-La (4/4) Video Project

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