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Health Promotion

focus group during SALURBAL team meeting 2023

Climate Change Meets Public Health Meets Music

Mar 31, 2023

"The underlying drivers of climate change are rooted in our economic system, in what we consume and how, and in how we organize our society", SALURBAL's principal investigator reflects on climate change and the new phase of the project on this blog post published by Drexel University's School of Public Health.

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COVID-19 y consumo de alcohol en América Latina

Jul 05, 2022

EL artículo discute los efectos que tuvo el confinamiento por COVID-19 en los residentes de las áreas urbanas en América Latina.

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Getting Warmer: The Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Health in Latin American Cities

Jun 28, 2022

The impacts of climate change on health in urban areas are increasing, and a new SALURBAL study analyzes how extreme temperatures affect mortality across the region. In this post, we highlight what we know about these and other impacts in Latin American cities, examples of climate action, and what more needs to be done.

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World health day 2022: Seven calls to action to protect "our planet, our health"

Apr 07, 2022

On World Health Day 2022, the SALURBAL project is shedding light on urban health inequities, and what we can do to make our cities healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable.

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Why do we need to monitor adolescent tobacco control policies in cities?

Jan 28, 2021

SALURBAL researchers discuss the importance of monitoring policies in cities by analyzing efforts to reduce tobacco use in the region, through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 

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Safety by numbers, empirical evidence in Bogotá

Jul 23, 2020

Dario Hidalgo discusses a new SALURBAL study that estimated the cycling population in Bogota, Colombia and the distance traveled to calculate crash and fatality rates. 

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Our Pandemic and Our Planet

Apr 02, 2020

Dr. Gina Lovasi from Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative discusses how understanding the relationship between the health of the public and our planet can help identify win-win situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Photo of a group of cyclists using Ecobici in Mexico City

Urban Interventions: How Bike-shares Can Be Harnessed for Health Equity

Jun 03, 2019

Bike-share schemes have become a popular method to promote cycling in large cities because they provide affordable access to bikes. Bike-shares are well-suited for short-distance trips in urban areas and can be combined with other modes of transport for longer commutes. However, in some countries, these have been accused of social inaccessibility.

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