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Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 3 - Social Policy in Concrete (3/4)


This is also part of this series: Designing Healthy Communities (4)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

Hosted by author and national health expert Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH
 
Where you live is one predictor of how long you will live. This episode explores the deadly consequences of economically challenged neighborhoods located near highly polluted areas, and urban pioneers who seek to improve the health of their challenged communities.
 
It should be every citizen’s right to live in a clean, healthy, non-polluted environment. But that is not the case for many low-income neighborhoods in struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA, and Detroit, MI. In Oakland, a morbidly obese grandmother struggles to raise seven grandchildren, all of whom have asthma. The city of Detroit resembles an abandoned war zone. Yet, hope blossoms in both cities. Health officials, community activists and a new breed of young Urban Pioneers are working to fix their cities by transforming urban wilderness and food deserts into inspirational new models for other troubled communities.

DVD is closed captioned and has scene selection.
 
Extra: "How Has Public Health Changed in Recent Years"
Extended interview with Anthony Iton, MD, MPH, Former Director,
Alameda County Dept. of Public Health – RT: 15:02