Title

Full Day Kindergarten in Nevada: A Health Impact Assessment

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Publisher

UNLV School of Community Health Sciences

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, NV

First page number:

1

Last page number:

128

Abstract

While most people agree that medical care and healthy behaviors impact health, the environmental and social determinants of health are equally, if not more, important. For example, the environment around us and how our communities are built can impact injury, safety, and physical activity. Ultimately, decisions made in sectors usually considered outside of health, such as transportation and planning, can have important intended and unintended impacts on health. Education, too, is connected to health (Marmot & Wilkinson, 2006). This HIA assesses how modifying access to full-day kindergarten (FDK) in Nevada could potentially impact health.


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