Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity to Reverse Urban Cycles of Disadvantage

October 19, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

CUNY School of Public Health doctoral student Catherine Diamond and Nicholas Freudenberg, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Public Health, have published a paper in the Journal of Urban Health, “Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity to Reverse Urban Cycles of Disadvantage.”  The paper shows how community schools contribute to both improved academic success and better community health by building trust, establishing healthy norms, and linking people to resources and services.  “As many cities around the United States seek to develop and expand community schools in order to improve academic achievement,” noted Freudenberg, “public health professionals have an opportunity to join these efforts in order to build on the strong reciprocal relationships between health and education.”

 

Diamond C, Freudenberg N. Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity to Reverse Urban Cycles of Disadvantage. J Urban Health. 2016 Oct 10. PubMed PMID:
27726051. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27726051