North America

This Personal View supports SDGs 3 and 10 by reviewing a pilot project aimed at increasing quity of access to urban green spaces and tree coverage and thereby improving community health.
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Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice, How AI Technologies Impact Medical Research and Clinics

2024, Pages 395-399

To harness the power and promise of AI in global health, adequate investment must be made in communication, computer systems, and supporting personnel to collect, curate, and manage the data necessary to enable benefits and minimize harm from the use of AI-related tools. In developed countries, this has either occurred or is underway. Developing countries run the risk of widening the digital divide if this does not occur. This chapter supports SDG3.
Climate change is driving the need for cool spaces, which currently relies largely on mechanical air conditioning that consumes power and contributes to emissions. This article examines how to create a passive cooling system with good ventilation using no mechanical equipment, achieving sub-ambient temperature cooling that could be extended to larger homes and structures. As such, it supports SDGs 3 (ensuring access to cool livable spaces), SDG 9 (more sustainable infrastructure to cool homes), and SDG 13 (reducing the need for traditional air conditioning).
The chapter advances Goals 5 and 10 by educating mental health providers on how to provide culturally sensitive care to all women.
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Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 24, August 2023

As thousands of people arrive at the USA border requesting asylum, it is only fair that they are treated with the same dignity as any other person.
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Southeast Alaska have been studied for over 50 years, and are largely considered a recovery success since the cessation of commercial whaling. To further sustain this success we need to improve our knowledge of how these giants reproduce. The authors developed an effective strategy for monitoring the hormone levels in a challenging natural environment.
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Translational Sports Medicine

Handbook for Designing and Conducting Clinical and Translational Research

2023, Pages 513-518

This chapter focuses on n the population and environmental considerations that impact how patients receive care, identify health concerns, and empower them to take initiative in their own care with the health teams surrounding their care supporting SDG 3.
As the upcoming generation occupies a larger portion of the workforce, issues around the topic of diversity will only continue to grow in importance. Not only is Generation Z more racially and ethnically diverse than previous generations, but members of this generation are also more likely to expect employers to actively work toward cultivating diversity in the workplace. The recent DIAL Global Diversity Review, co-sponsored by XpertHR, presents comprehensive data on the practices being used to promote diversity in the workplace today. This report addresses various facets of diversity from gender and ethnicity to socioeconomic status and parenthood, promoting SDGs 5, 8 and 10.
To ensure sustainability, vertical or disease-specific programs or projects (government funded or external funded) should not develop standalone community participation interventions. They should be mandated to build on the existing social capital. The untied funds required for implementation of decentralized decision-making should be released in a timely manner without needless audit objections. Communities are not going to go anywhere. Hence, we need consistence in policy concerning community participation and patience from the administrators to implement community participation holistically with realistic sustainable short-term process indicators, while the focus is on medium- and long-term goals, including SDG3.
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Principles and Application of Evidence-based Public Health Practice

2024, Pages 101-125

Public policy and linked social action must address the structural or intermediary social determinants of health. Though policy decisions or reform is one of the social action approaches, the programmatic, regulatory, and community development approaches need to be efficiently used. The COVID-19 pandemic expedited and facilitated collaboration with people outside the health sector. Such established and better-performing collaborations and social actions need continuation and expansion to other areas for better health and well-being. The national and subnational multisectoral action plan and its effective implementation can facilitate the “Health in All Policies” and address most of the social determinants of health.

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