Cities of the future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

Washington People: Mary M. McKay

Mary M. McKay joined the Brown School as dean in July, bringing her expertise that blends social work, public policy and public health. Read more about McKay’s work, her reasons for joining the university and her goals on the Brown School website.
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For the Sake of All: The next steps

It’s been three years since the launch of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking multidisciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The initiative, led by Jason Purnell, assistant professor at the Brown School, continues to gather momentum as it moves into its third phase: implementation of recommended strategies.

Helping low-income smokers quit

The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL) at Washington University in St. Louis has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute to study ways to help low-income smokers quit smoking through specialized quitlines and helping with basic needs.
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