The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has been awarded a $3 million federal grant to combat the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke among two highly-affected groups: low-income Latino and African-American families living in Los Angeles, Calif. The three-year, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S. Department … [ Read full post ]
The Center’s David Grant will speak about the AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition and Associate Center Director Steve Wallace will lead a lunch discussion “Dispelling the Medical Myth of Immigrant Health” today at the Healthy Communities Data Summit. The summit showcases technologies, programs and data that are changing health at a local level now and … [ Read full post ]
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, a healthy home “supports the health of its residents.” By that definition many residences in California fail to meet that standard, according to a study by the California Department of Public Health and California Breathing. Homes can be plagued by structural problems — broken staircases or inadequate plumbing … [ Read full post ]
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 ]
While people of all ethnicities live in polluted areas, Hispanics, minorities and other individuals with low incomes are the group most at risk to high levels of high levels of air pollution, according to Yale University research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The most concerning pollutants are those comprising what is known … [ 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 ]