What Is Sustainable Health (And Why You Need To Know)?

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adam Hege PhD, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Currently, the world has a population nearing eight billion people, with projections for nearly ten billion by 2050. Many questions and concerns persist regarding how we will manage limited resources and take care of humanity, all while not further degrading the natural environment. In 2015, world leaders came together at the United Nations General Assembly and reached agreement on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for moving forward on tackling the complex challenges facing the world. Each of the lofty goals has a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of citizens around the world, while pursuing a more equitable distribution of resources to include: ending poverty in all forms; eliminating hunger and food insecurity through sustainable agricultural practices; reducing social inequities (education, gender, racial, occupational, etc.); and addressing environmental concerns (land, water, consumption/production) associated with climate change, among others.

Additional Information

Hege, A. (2021). What Is Sustainable Health (And Why You Need To Know)? The Journal of the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services: Sustainable Health. Appalachian State University. V. 1, March 23, 2021. NC Docks permission to re-print granted by author. Publisher version of record available at: https://ihhs.appstate.edu/about/institute-journal
Language: English
Date: 2021
Sustainable Health, Health, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sustainability, environmental concerns, human, human experience, social inequities, poverty, food insecurity, hunger

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