Turning great ideas into healthier communities


New report by PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group highlights work by Alameda County Public Health Dept. to reduce air pollution and health inequities

November 02, 2012 | PDF

If you want to reduce and prevent health inequities, then you have to tackle their root social, economic and political causes. For busy health departments with tight deadlines and funding constraints, this is no easy task. But BMSG's newest publication, Struggling to breathe: How a health department is working with community members to reduce air pollution and improve health equity in Oakland, shows it can be done.