While behavior is an important component of health, promoting healthy behaviors requires going beyond individual choices to address context and background.
The latest issue of the NC Medical Journal discusses the ways that our organizations and communities create contexts for health-related behaviors, using health behavior indicators such as drug and tobacco use, sugary beverage consumption, teen birth rates, and more.
To learn more, check out the issue brief in the ADL's July 15, 2022 highlighted resource:
Shifting Loci of Responsibility Upstream to Advance Healthy Behavior and Equity
You can also read the rest of the July/August NC Medical Journal issue here:
Putting Health Behaviors in Context in North Carolina