Where we live can either help or harm our health. Stable housing and safe housing conditions protect individuals and families from harmful exposures and provides them with a sense of stability and control.
Traumatic events in childhood —the death of a parent, physical or sexual abuse for example—can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing in adulthood. These types of experiences, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences and often referred to as “ACEs”, are tied to a variety of health and social problems.
Parks are emerging as important public health solutions in communities. The National Recreation and Park Association reports that greater access to nearby parks, gardens and green spaces support human health and wellness. Here are five ways that small city parks and nature spaces can improve the health of our community.
There’s a lot of talk among those who work in human services about social determinants of health. But what exactly does that term mean? What are social determinants of health and how do they impact our work at FSSA? And, most importantly, what can we do about them?