Full Day Kindergarten in Nevada: A Health Impact Assessment

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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.