Jayshree Chander MD, MPH ’03

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Jayshree ChanderJayshree Chander writes, “I’ve just started Beyond Holistic, a new nonprofit organization focused on primary prevention of injuries and illnesses. It is a non-traditional physician led interdisciplinary, integrative, intercultural practice aiming to reduce dependence on medical care by engaging individuals as agents of personal and communal health through arts, action, humor, information, and inspiration, with special attention to people in their habit forming years.

“The premise of Beyond Holistic is that all human activity is health related. It is a multifaceted program addressing the root causes of modern epidemics including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease; environmental illnesses; interpersonal, communal, and transnational violence; depression, anxiety, and stress-related illnesses; and workplace health.”

She notes that this fall, Beyond Holistic is presenting a series of events co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and the Institute for South Asian Studies called “We All Live in Bhopal” in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster in Bhopal, the worst industrial accident in history. Details are at walib.org.

She is also offering is a free training for small businesses to design and implement an individualized workplace wellness program per the mandate of the Affordable Care Act and supported in part by the CDC. Details are at beyondsafetyatwork.org.

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