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Eco Minute: January 29, 2015

Jem Sullivan

Chronic diseases have become the U.S. greatest health threat. Heart disease is the number one killer in the country.  Individuals with multiple, complex health problems use a significant share of all health care resources. Through smart planning we can create healthy built environments or communities where all residents can:

Connect with others, walk and bike safely, enjoy the outdoors, find housing options, breathe clean air, drink high-quality water, reduce their risk of injury, and make healthy eating choices

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive. Contact: enid@wuwf.org.