On Wednesday, PHS staffer Bob Grossmann participated in a webinar for HealthyPeople.gov, a science-based, national organization that aims to improve the health of all Americans.
The 30 minute presentation, titled Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?, focused on PHS’s Philadelphia LandCare Program, which has demonstrated significant reductions in crime through the clearing and maintenance of vacant lots.
Joining Bob in the conversation was Dr. Charles Branas of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and spatial interactions. His studies have taken him to various places; beyond Philadelphia, he’s conducted research in rural counties across the US and in cities and small towns in Guatemala and other countries.
You can listen to the webinar by clicking here.