Roundup: Pittsburgh community leader sees poverty thru public-health lens; WA community celebrates Nat’l Child Abuse Prevention Month with dozens of events; should the media have shown Jason Russell’s breakdown?

Rashad Byrdsong, the founder of Community Empowerment Association, a nonprofit community development organization in Pittsburgh, thinks that poverty needs to be addressed through a public-health lens, according to this post by Tom Zeller Jr. on Huffington Post. Although using a public-health approach in addition to, or instead of, incorporating an economic or social approach is being used by many communities, Byrdsong says it’s time to look at all issues through a public-health lens.

“All the things we talk about when we talk about poverty constitute negative health outcomes in

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