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This is a MODERN-DAY PSA!
With the help and support of wonderful and talented people, including Terri Stone, Nas Anderson, Ken Anderson, David Katz, Brian Mills, Elliot Washor, Jack Forrest, and Danique Dolly, what started as a poem became a lyric video and NOW an interactive website. My hope is that this project can be a catalyst for the movement towards making our well-being a priority in our schools, in our communities, and in our nation. My dream is that it will spark meaningful and productive conversations and ACTION around transforming our approach to health so that everyone can live healthy and dignified lives.
This is my creative commentary on the current state of health in the United States as it pertains to epidemic levels of preventable chronic disease, the social determinants of health that contribute to these unsatisfactory health outcomes and the health disparities that exacerbate poor health outcomes in marginalized and underinvested communities, particularly communities of color and communities of low income. Our current health climate can best be described in one word:
It's TIME to ACT!
Meet Dr. D.
Dr. Marsha-Gail Davis (Dr. D for short) is a primary care internist and preventionist interested in working at the intersection of primary care, lifestyle medicine, public health and health equity. She completed her medical training at Yale and UCSD in internal medicine and preventive medicine. She is triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine and has a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology. She currently practices in Georgia.
She has served as Young Director on the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), is a member of ACLM’s
HealthSystems Advisory Council and is Co-chair of ACLM’s HEAL (Health Equity Achieved Through Lifestyle Medicine) Initiative.
She is committed to helping her patients and her community live healthy and dignified lives through prevention and effective treatment of preventable chronic diseases using the full spectrum of clinical medicine (where lifestyle medicine is foundational) to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by preventable diseases and the disparities that exacerbate them.
She is an artist and seeks to use her creativity to develop innovative public health solutions to make prevention popular and, ultimately and rightly, the PRIORITY!
Big Picture Living
Big Picture Learning, in partnership with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), and FableVision Studios, has embarked on a student-driven lifestyle medicine movement: Big Picture Living.
Using the ACLM’s 6 Measures as a framework, the Big Picture Living initiative is designed to spark transformational change in young people’s lives and future potential - as well as their communities and the world - through healthy lifestyle choices that give their lives meaning.
Find out more about Big Picture Living!