Over two thirds of deaths worldwide are attributed to non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases (17.9 million), cancers (9 million), respiratory diseases (3.8 million), and diabetes (1.6 million). Low income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by disease: the majority of premature deaths are attributed to low or lower middle-income countries (WHO, 2018). This challenge therefore addresses the global disease burden of “lifestyle” & environmental diseases worldwide.
Catalyst 300 – Lifestyle & Environmental Diseases
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- Diseases of poverty: epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues. Adams, Lisa V., and Butterly, John R. 2015.
- Behind from the start: how America's war on the poor is harming our most vulnerable Children. Azzi-Lessing, Lenette. 2017.
- em>Environmental health and racial equity in the United States: building environmentally just, sustainable, and livable communities. Bullard, Robert D. 2011.
- Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic. Dawes, Laura. 2014.
- The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality. Deaton, Angus. 2013.
- IInequality, democracy, and the environment. Downey, Liam. 2015.
- Poverty and Health: A Crisis Among America’s Most Vulnerable. Fitzpatrick, Kevin M., ed. 2013.
- Whitewash: the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science. Gillam, Carey. 2017.
- Dietary sugars and health. Goran, Michael I., Tappy, Luc, Lê, Kim-Anne, and Ulijaszek, Stanley, eds. 2015.
- The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history. Hays, J.N. 2009.
- Fat blame: how the war on obesity victimizes women and children. Herndon, April Michelle. 2014.
- Inequality and African-American health: how racial disparities create sickness. Hill, Shirley. 2016.
- Social injustice and public health. Levy, Barry S., and Sidel, Victor W. 2013.
- The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World. Marmot, Michael. 2015.
- Medical geography. Meade, Melinda S., and Earickson, Robert J. 2000.
- Breathing space : how allergies shape our lives and landscapes. Mitman, Gregg. 2007.
- Dying and living in the neighborhood: a street level view of America's healthcare Promise. Prabhjot, Singh. 2016.
- Chronic disease epidemiology and control. Remington, Patrick L, Brownson, Ross C, and Wegner, Mark V, eds. 2010.
- Heart-sick: the politics of risk, inequality, and heart disease. Shim, Janet K. 2014.
- Poverty and place: cancer prevention among low-income women of color. Wells, Anjanette. 2018.
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- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals- Goal 1: No Poverty; Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing; Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities; Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
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