The Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness
advancing evidence-based policy at the intersection of
Health, Chronic Disease, & Climate Change
Located within the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, the Redstone Center recognizes that chronic disease, health inequities, and climate change are all interconnected and share common drivers. To address these interlinked public health threats, the Redstone Center works within the University and with community partners to support research, share expertise, and advance evidence-based policy solutions.
Due to its location in the nation’s capital, the Redstone Center is uniquely positioned to influence local, national, and global policy, fostering innovation in the District of Columbia that can be replicated in other places.
Driving Change: Road Pricing as a Public Health Solution
for the District of Columbia
Traffic adversely affects public health through air pollution, noise pollution, traffic violence, harmful effects on community health and the environment, and through greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change, a public health crisis.
In the Driving Change White Paper, the Redstone Center examines the direct harms of vehicle traffic on public health in the District of Columbia and how road pricing strategies can be utilized to help reduce chronic disease inequities, support a robust public transportation system, and advance the District's carbon neutrality goals.
Opportunities to Work with Redstone
We offer opportunities for students to conduct projects in the community related to our work. Please contact us if you are interested in working on our climate and health priorities for your Practicum or Culminating Experience or to be connected to community partners.
We accept requests from community organizations seeking research support, policy analysis, and legislative development on topics consistent with our mission. We are particularly interested in supporting local work with the potential for national and global applications.