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Recreational Marijuana and Public Health

Lyndsay Fluharty - Thursday, 9 October 2014 03:57

This year’s Colorado Public Health Association Annual Conference was buzzing with excitement and new ideas about public health in the Rockies.


Imagery and Health: International Visual Sociology Conference

Lyndsay Fluharty - Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:10

Lyndsay Fluharty, KB Project Coordinator, recently headed to Duquesne University to attend The International Visual Sociology Association’s annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA.


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GIS Connects Health and Built Environment

Lyndsay Fluharty - Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:27

The obesity epidemic is a problem consisting of numerous interconnected variables.  With so many factors involved, it can be difficult to identify and measure the relationships among them. New research using Geographical Information Systems, however, is providing a more comprehensive map of health behavior.


The Laramie Project: Using Theater to Generate Conversation

Lyndsay Fluharty - Tuesday, 6 November 2012 07:37

Recently, several researchers and assistants at Klein Buendel, Inc. attended a performance of The Laramie Project with the goal of examining the idea of using theatrical performance to facilitate conversation.  Theaters have the ability to bring a range of topics into communities and have been used for generations as ways to address social issues (think Miss Evers’ Boys about the inhumanity of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment or RENT which brings attention to AIDS).  At Klein Buendel, we focus on changing health behaviors, and see the potential for theatrical performances to be used as a tool to facilitate community conversations about health.