The 2nd CHI conference was a great success. The theme for the conference was “Creating healthy places for health futures”, and the presentations examined current policy and practice in relation to public health and wellbeing in cities along with consideration of the future challenges.
The CHI conference is held in a different location each year. If your organisation is interested in hosting a future conference, please contact us. We are also now looking to add more supporters, to ensure that the venture remains inclusive, relevant and influential in the field of urban health.
Astronomer Dr Jason Pun of the Hong Kong University department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. [...] This is a city that is famous for its nightscape: neon signs advertising market stalls, pawn shops and steakhouses; illuminated skyscrapers; swanky malls that stay open – and stay lit – well into the night. “When I walk at night around some of these commercial centres, it’s so bright you almost want to wear your sunglasses,” Pun says.
2014-10-30 | theguardian.comRead More
Despite the language we use about drugs, many people don’t see themselves as “drug users” but as rational adults who aren’t on a mission to seek moral disintegration and cause themselves harm. People who use drugs are just people who happen to use drugs [...] – normal people who care about their loved ones, their health and well-being and want to make the most of that wonderful thing that we all share: life.
2014-10-27 | theconversation.comRead More
The research, [...] constitutes one of the first studies of the mental health impacts of "stop and frisk" and similar police tactics on young men—the population most affected by these policing policies. "Our findings suggest that pro-active policing tactics have the potential to negatively affect the relationship between the community and police, as well as the mental health and well-being of community members," says Geller, [...]
2014-10-22 | medicalxpress.comRead More