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Social Policy in Concrete
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen's right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn't the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. We meet…
Retrofitting Suburbia
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Richard Jackson MD MPH, investigates the link between our nation's obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic with urban sprawl fueled by car dependency. To prevent disease through better urban planning, Boulder, CO redesigns the city to make bicycles a…
Rebuilding Places of the Heart
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
When U.S. industry and manufacturing collapsed or went elsewhere, cities like Elgin, IL, and Syracuse, NY, (like many communities in the United States) were left with the task of redefining themselves for a new paradigm. Leading the way to a…
And Thou Shalt Honor
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
As seen on PBS, And Thou Shalt Honor is the complete two-hour original broadcast, including all of the profiles and interviews. The groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor brings to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. The struggles and…
In Sickness and In Health
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Unexpected illness can strike a family at any time. In this video, three different families share their insights and pain on caring for and living with a major illness. George and Nancy Mairs circular care for one another has seen…
Going to Green Complete Collection
Based on the PBS series Edens Lost and Found, Going to Green was developed to provide a standards-based environmental education curriculum for schools, colleges, and communities. Halfway through the Chicago filming of Edens Lost and Found, one of the individuals…
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Searching for Shangri-La
Part of the Series: Designing Healthy Communities
Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for healthy, sustainable communities of all sizes and shapes that can serve as models for the rest of the nation. His journey takes him to Roseto, PA, Prairie Crossing, IL, New York City,…
Beloved Strangers
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Four million people in America now suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and with the aging of the Boomers, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is expected to double within the next decade. Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is one of the most difficult…
Edens Lost and Found: Seattle
Part of the Series: Edens Lost and Found Complete Collection
Edens Lost and Found highlights what communities all across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life of all its citizens. Award-winning filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell herald an exciting…
Spiritual Caregiving
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Caregiving involves not just the body and mind but also the spirit. Religious communities pay particular attention to enriching the spiritual component of their caregiving programs, each in its own way. Perhaps no other aspect of caregiving is as infinitely…
Homes on the Range: The New Pioneers
Early in the 21st century, a small town, Sheridan, in Northern Wyoming decides it must change how it cares for its elders and its frail. More retirees are arriving; more people with disabilities and frailties need home care. What might…
Voices from the Trenches
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
This program examines the relationship between Certified Nursing Assistants and those they care for at home and in care facilities. These foot soldiers of caregiving don't mince words in their descriptions of caregiving. Underpaid, over worked and under appreciated, nursing…
Edens Lost and Found: Philadelphia
Part of the Series: Edens Lost and Found Complete Collection
Edens Lost and Found highlights what communities all across the country are doing to revive their ecosystems and, as a result, improve the quality of life of all its citizens. Award-winning filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell herald an exciting…
Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
With host Jerry Mathers, the star of the original Leave It to Beaver TV series, Getting Around - Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive tackles the challenge of developing mobility options and helping older, at-risk drivers plan for and…
Designing Healthy Communities Video Resource Library
The Designing Healthy Communities Video Resource Library has been produced as a companion series to the four hour Designing Healthy Communities series. Each video is subject driven and is between 10-20 minutes. Produced and Directed by Harry Wiland and Dale…
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Every American’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Thanks to innovations in health and science, human beings now live longer than ever before. But at what cost? Without advanced planning, the expenses of long-term care can be overwhelming. Phyllis Shelton, a leading authority in long-term care insurance, explains…
Respite Care - Caring for the Caregiver
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Without scheduled respite, caregivers run the risk of burnout, exhaustion or other stress-related illness, thus endangering the very person they are caring for. Caregiver support groups, retreats, adult day care and anger management groups are just some of the tools…
The Green House Project
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
The Green House Projects are modeled on the vision of Dr. Bill Thomas to build more humane living centers for frail elders. The centers seek to create an atmosphere where both staff and residents are treated with respect and dignity.…
Growing Greener Schools
Today, there are about 115,000 K-12 schools in the United States. One in five people --55 million children, teachers, administrators, nurses and janitors--spend their days in K-12 schools. Billions of tax dollars go to building, maintenance and day-to-day operation. Still,…
The Aging Game
Part of the Series: And Thou Shalt Honor Complete Collection
Helping medical students prepare for careers in the field of gerontology, Dr. Jim Pacala, Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, introduces these eager clinicians to the world of their patients. In The Aging Game , the students become…