Supporting healthy communities, public health featuring Dr. Ijeoma Nnodim Opara
July 29, 2022
Dr. Ijeoma Nnodim Opara is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. She’s a physician and an advocate for health equity. “We know that when we are in homes that are not protected against those toxins, folks experience either new illnesses or if they have illnesses, those illnesses are worse. We know, and studies show that, when you have a healthy neighborhood, first of all when your house is part of a neighborhood and a community with strong cohesion where folks are together and working together, that folks are healthier in those places,” Opara said. “So that becomes very key when you have a place with homes that are old and not maintained, and you have folks that are falling ill. That impacts the health and wellness of everybody in the area. So healthy communities, healthy neighborhoods of folks who are in stable, affordable, well-maintained homes is really key to building a healthy society that can prosper and thrive.”
Listen to, “Supporting healthy communities, public health” from WWJ.