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Using Policy and Built Environment Interventions to Improve Public Health

Rutt, Candace PhD; Dannenberg, Andrew L. MD, MPH; Kochtitzky, Christopher MSP

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: May-June 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 221–223
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000316479.19394.84
Commentary

• This commentary describes model programs that can be disseminated across the country to assist in improving public health by enhancing the positive impacts and reducing the negative impacts of the built environment.

Candace Rutt, PhD, is with National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is with National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Christopher Kochtitzky, MSP, is with Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Correspondence Author: Candace Rutt, PhD, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS/K-46 Atlanta, GA 30341 (crutt@cdc.gov).

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.