Community Health and Well-Being


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    Measuring Progress Toward a Culture of Health... at the Library

    Nov 21, 2018

    Libraries can provide much more than books and internet access. Libraries across the United States are evolving to play a bigger role in community health. Many offer nutrition programs, mental health support, and even free bike-shares.

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    Is Civic Engagement Related to Health?

    Sep 18, 2019

    Is there a connection between health and/or well-being and civic activities like voting and volunteering? Is health a cause of civic engagement, a consequence of it, or both? A review of the scientific literature identifies both the links and where further research is needed.

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    Rebecca Ann Lawrence

    Research Assistant
    Education BA in brain & cognitive sciences, public health, University of Rochester

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    Evan D. Peet

    Associate Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Duke University; M.A. in economics, Duke University; B.A. in economics, math, statistics, Brigham Young University

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    Lilian Perez

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public health, UC San Diego; M.P.H. in public health, Emory University; B.A. in neuroscience, Wellesley College

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    Patricia Ann Stapleton

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, City University of New York; M.Phil in political science, City University of New York; M.A. in French Literature, Rutgers University; B.A. in French, Ursinus College

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    Vivian L. Towe

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.Sc. in epidemiology, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health; M.A. in molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry, Boston University

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    Sarah Weilant

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, American University

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    Sarah Zelazny

    Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in sociology, Clarion University of Penn; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sciences, University of Pittsburgh

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