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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Syracuse to be featured on PBS's "Building Healthy Communities".

Syracuse will featured alongside New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Oakland and Elgin, Ill. on PBS's 5 hour series titled "Building Healthy Communities." Building Healthy Communities is centered around Dr. Richard Jackson, a public health guru who analyzes communities for health aspects such as walkability, pollution and illness. Dr. Jackson and the PBS crew will make an appearance in Syracuse next week to film the section which will feature 40 medical students from Upstate University. The students are scheduled to take Dr. Jackson on a bus tour of the area as well as discuss the public health effects of Syracuse's built environment. The program will also feature the differences between Skaneateles and Onondaga lakes.

Funding for Syracuse's spotlight came from the Gifford Foundation, Syracuse University, St. Joseph"s Hospital Health Center, the John Ben Snow Foundation and various other local organizations/businesses.

For more information see the Post Standard article by Charles McChesney at  or visit PBS's website at