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Kent County Health Department's "Health Lens" focuses on Health in All Policies

August 16, 2017 | Patrick Center | WGVU

Julia Caplan, head of PHI's California Health in All Policies team, was recently at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, talking to local public and private leaders about how high rates of chronic disease like obesity, diabetes and cancers among young people need to be addressed, explaining that policy can curb economic and societal burdens on the health care system.

“These are the result of things like poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, lack of transportation options, lack of educational opportunities, joblessness," Caplan said. "So if we really want to address this health crisis in America we have to work together across all sectors.”

Listen to the full radio piece by WGVU.