After learning about the leading causes of death and the social-ecological model of health, you decided to do some research about how society can be involved in creating healthier communities. You watched a video about Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Initiatives, athttp://www.partnershipph.org/gallery/video?page=1
The video inspired you to tell others about how communities can influence health. You decide to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Please write a 2 – 3 page letter to the editor in which you do the following:
1. Provide a brief description of the community efforts portrayed in the video. State your reaction to the video.
2. Express the need for your community to take a social-ecological approach to supporting healthful lifestyle choices. Be sure to explain what that means, so the newspaper readers will understand what a social-ecological approach is.
3. Which of the ideas in the video might relate to your own community? Please explain and give examples.