ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training to Reduce Health Disparities) is a community training and research partnership to support community efforts to combat disproportionate exposure to air pollution among vulnerable populations. The ALERT curriculum is designed to build the capacity of community representatives to understand and analyze environmental health data, develop action plans, establish … [ Read full post ]
LA Times article: Contrasting views that pollution will be reduced once rail yard is built near LA harborMonday, October 22nd, 2012
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) is proposing to build a new rail yard called the Southern California International Gateway (the SCIG) on property owned by the Port of Los Angeles, according to yesterday’s LA Times article.
The article mentions the Port of Los Angeles, drafted a report called the “… [ Read full post ]
A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.
Boyle Heights is a community (located in Los Angeles) that is surrounded by freeways, railroads, auto repair shops, warehouses and factories — all of which can pose potential health hazards. According to Manuel Pastor, an expert in environmental justice, “when you put them all clustered together in one neighborhood, you wind up with sort … [ Read full post ]
Eden Flynn works as a Graduate Student Researcher for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and is the Curriculum Coordinator and Trainer for the Center’s ALERT project in the Health DATA Program. In the article, she discusses the importance of partnerships between researchers, community members and policy makers and how those collaborations can … [ Read full post ]
By Jazmin Zane, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Program
Martha Cota remembers her son’s fight for life. She can still see his purple lips and nails. She can still hear the awful sound of hospital respirators.
That was 20 years ago. The culprit? Asthma. It had put her son in the hospital. … [ Read full post ]