Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Building and Environment will host a series of free webinars on COVID-19 Control, with the first webinar featuring 2 presentations from experts in the field: 1. Risk of Airborne COVID-19 Virus Transmissions in Airliner Cabins, presented by Qingyan “Yan” Chen, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA 2. Mitigating COVID-19 at Public Spaces, presented by John Zhai, Professor of Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder and Keith Trace, Senior Director, Global Operations Services, Engineering and Facilities Management, Marriott International
In The World We Want we explore key themes related to the SDGs: leadership, innovation and youth. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews influencers and thought leaders across disciplines on how we can build back better to achieve the global goals.
In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.
Elsevier,

Forensic Science International: Reports, Volume 2, December 2020, 100121

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this paper examines the demographic profile of female victims with intellectual disablities who were sexually assaulted and the characteristics of sexual assault.
Advancing SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this article discusses increased risk of family violence during COVID-19 pandemic and suggests that collaborations between human welfare and animal welfare agencies, expanding community partnerships, and informing the public of the great importance of reporting any concerns of abuse are all critical at this time.
This article studies the connection between wellbeing and disability among adults in the UK showing people with disabilities to have lower wellbeing scores. Part of the special issue for International Day of People with Disabilities, this articles advances goal 10, reduced inequalities and goal 3, good health and wellbeing.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Public Health; Volume 5, Issue 8, August 2020, Page e423

The limited availability of disability data means the impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities is not fully known and the interventions needed to rebuild society equitably is more challenging. This article in The Lancet Public Health advances goals 3 and 10.
This article examines the challenges aging adults with long-term mobility disabilities face particularly with everyday activities and independent living. It advances goal 3, good health and wellbeing and goal 10, reduced inequalities.
Elsevier,

Disability and Health Journal, Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages 475-484

Advancing goal 3 - good health and wellbeing, and goal 10 - reduced inequalities, this article studies the costs of living for people with disabilities. The study finds that costs can be sizeable and vary according to the severity of disability, life cycle and household composition.

December 3rd is the International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD).

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