Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-07-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: ARB Chair's Lecture Series

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Dimitri Stanich

MEDIA ADVISORY: ARB Chair's Lecture Series

Leading researcher to offer novel solution to help reduce chronic diseases, obesity

SACRAMENTO - This Wednesday, July 11 the Air Resources Board will host a lecture by Professor Richard Jackson, M.D., who will offer strategies to reduce chronic disease by building communities that use fewer resources and offer rich engagement in life, meaningful work, local healthy food, and plenty of “incidental” physical activity.
Interview opportunity: Media will be able to discuss the issue with the professor.

Dr. Richard Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at UCLA and has appointments in the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, Urban Planning, and in Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson is a pediatrician who analyzes and addresses the impact of the environment on health, particularly children’s health. He has a strong focus on sustainability and health including climate change issues. Over the past decade much of his work has focused on how the 'built environment', including architecture and urban planning, affects health.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.