In a New Public Health Q & A, the director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health goes beyond simplistic explanations of the stronger-than-ever link between education and health. He points out that “health education” is less important than economic opportunity, family-friendly benefits, and early childhood interventions that help children get on a path to success. See Communities Count data on links between education and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), obesity, tobacco use, physical activity, and health insurance.
According to a new report, more than half of King County residents (54%) live in cities with some kind of tobacco policies for their parks, while 8% live in cities with “100% smoke-free” parks policies. From 2010 to 2013, the number of King County cities with tobacco-use policies for their parks more than doubled.