Presenter Biography

Ma'Adjoa (she/her), as the presenter prefers to be called, is a first-year doctoral student in the Community Health program at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Let’s just say she is from Ghana, West Africa. Her research interests are sexual and reproductive health, sexual and reproductive health of persons with disabilities, parental health, adolescents’ health, and women's health Over the years, Ma'Adjoa’s research in Ghana focused on healthcare access, how women are treated at facilities during childbirth, use of contraception among adolescents, and attitudes towards reproductive health. Ma'Adjoa is tempted to believe she likes cooking. Aside from public health, Ma'Adjoa spends her time armchair traveling, exploring pre-colonial Afrika, and really traveling with her host family.

Institution

PSU

Program/Major

PhD Community Health

Degree

BSc, MPH

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-4-2022 2:45 PM

End Date

6-4-2022 2:51 PM

Keywords

Tokyo; disaster resistance; sustainability; ageing population; urban health

Abstract

The use of policy decisions and urban health indicators can promote a more healthy and equitable city. Over a period of ten weeks, stories and activities going on in Tokyo, Japan, were followed to identify pressing urban health issues in the city. Disaster preparedness measures, city sustainability initiatives, and ageing population health improvement were selected and focused on for this poster presentation. Through policy actions and urban redevelopment plans, Tokyo, a super-aged society, and a city prone to natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes, is developing structures that will reduce the impact of disasters, improve the living conditions of the aged population, and ensure climate sustainability. Policies and urban planning can influence population health by factors such as healthcare, emergency preparedness, infrastructure, political power, economics, social, and environmental factors.

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Apr 6th, 2:45 PM Apr 6th, 2:51 PM

Building Resistance and Sustainability to Improve Population Health in Tokyo, Japan.

The use of policy decisions and urban health indicators can promote a more healthy and equitable city. Over a period of ten weeks, stories and activities going on in Tokyo, Japan, were followed to identify pressing urban health issues in the city. Disaster preparedness measures, city sustainability initiatives, and ageing population health improvement were selected and focused on for this poster presentation. Through policy actions and urban redevelopment plans, Tokyo, a super-aged society, and a city prone to natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes, is developing structures that will reduce the impact of disasters, improve the living conditions of the aged population, and ensure climate sustainability. Policies and urban planning can influence population health by factors such as healthcare, emergency preparedness, infrastructure, political power, economics, social, and environmental factors.