Health researcher addresses UN event

Health researcher addresses UN event

Karen Salisbury Henry

Christina Holt, associate director of KU Work Group for Community Health and Development at the Life Span Institute, addressed the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York City earlier this month. The Work Group is one of the only UN World Health Organization Collaborating Centers on community health in the United States.

Holt, who directs the Community Tool Box, a website with more than 7000 pages on community health and development in English and Spanish, presented how the CTB is a resource for addressing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

“We have been asked to help build the workforce to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and ensuring healthy lives,” said Steve Fawcett, co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre at KU. “As a comprehensive and widely used resource, the Tool Box is seen as an important asset for this global effort.”

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