THI Projects

The True Health Initiative is providing pertinent information in response to COVID-19 threats and surrounding issues

The True Health Initiative, led by president David L. Katz, MD, MPH, is working nonstop to respond to COVID-19 threats and surrounding issues, to provide you with pertinent information and answer your questions.

Projects in Development

Council Member Projects

How Eating Plants Improves Health and Reduces Disease

In the past decade, 75% of Americans have changed their diet to be healthier. 86% of Americans who regularly eat plant-based protein don’t identify as vegetarian or vegan — What does a plant-based diet really mean?

What is the evidence supporting the use of nature as medicine?

What is Green RX?

Everyone knows fresh air is good for you. But did you know that exercising outside or in view of outside is more effective than exercising inside? Or that dementia gardens can improve memory? Or that PTSD and ADHD can improve with nature guidance? How does nature work? Behavioral activation? Cortisol, vitamin D and serotonin level change? Phytoncide inhalation? Immune system desensitization?

Cluster Randomized Trial

Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity

This research, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, aimed to assess whether implementation of specific nutrition and physical activity components of school wellness policies lead to healthier student outcomes, including BMI trajectories. Findings indicate that implementing strong school nutrition policies results in healthier weight trajectories in middle school students.

Lee Health

Caring People. Inspiring Health

In order for us to best serve our patients and communities, it is important to take care of ourselves and our colleagues. In healthcare, we have a special opportunity to be role models in health and wellbeing for those we serve.