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Fall 2006

More people than ever before are living—and dying—in cities. In this special report, we detail strategies for confronting deep-rooted problems like chronic illness and gun violence that challenge our cities.

25 Ways to Improve Urban Health
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Stress varies greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood. For those in dangerous communities, the fallout for health is grim.

Bienvenido, Stay Well

Bienvenido, Stay Well

America's immigrants face daunting obstacles to good health. The good news: Culturally sensitive outreach efforts do work.

Neighbors Who Make Housecalls

Neighbors Who Make Housecalls

A cadre of home-grown health workers is striving to improve the lives of their fellow East Baltimoreans.

Friends, Lovers, Educators

Friends, Lovers, Educators

To slow the spread of HIV in urban neighborhoods, researchers are tapping the power of social networks.

Online Extras

Editor's Note

Too often we think of public health as health in developing countries, overlooking the urgent needs at our doorstep.


Special Issue on Africa: the response.

News Briefs

The School's recipients of NIH MERIT Awards; secondhand smoke's serious threat; new hopes for stopping malaria; and other news.


Toxicologist Michael Trush makes the leap from probing cells to helping the city; plus faculty honors and awards.

Open Mike

Why urban health tops Dean Michael J. Klag's agenda.

Magazine Staff

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