Category Archives: James Marks

Dr. James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Vice President in charge of the Health Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Rebuilding a healthier Main Street

We all have a vision of the “Main Street” we would like to live near – tree-lined, friendly and safe. But our “Main Streets” are in disrepair. Across the country, they lack sidewalks, parks, well-stocked grocery stores with fresh food, healthy homes and apartments, and convenient public transportation. And it turns out, these things add up to a lot more than just an unpleasant place to live – they can have a major impact on our health. Continue reading

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