Saturday, May 21, 2011 — 9am-2pm Jacobs Center — 404 Euclid Avenue — San Diego, CA 92114
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Climate Change, Sustainable Community Strategies and Health Equity
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San Diego County Region May 21, 2011
Sonoma County Region June 4, 2011
Sacramento County Region June 13, 2011“…an African American born in West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than a White person born in the Oakland Hills.”
LIFE and DEATH from UNNATURAL CAUSES HEALTH AND SOCIAL INEQUITY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAs part of a grant from The California Endowment, Breakthrough Communities is engaging people of color throughout California in informing and implementing Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force recommendations in order to respond to the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB375) and address health disparities caused by land use and transportation policies. Breathrough Communities has gathered information on health disparities in five metropolitan areas across the state and engaged in dialogue and planning workshops about SB 375 with NGO leaders of social movements and representatives of vulnerable communities. With Gamaliel of California we are co-creating workshops in both Spanish and English designed to reach these communities by developing and distributing a Climate Change, Sustainable Community Strategies, and Health Equity toolkit for use by community groups in the SB375 process that highlights the “6 Big Wins” and generates concrete policy recommendations that address the fatal disparities from which our communities suffer. Please join in, add your voice and your story, and help create the political traction that can save lives and make a future for the generations that follow. We gratefully acknowledge our funders in support of this work: The California Endowment, the San Francisco Foundation, the Angeles Arrien Foundation, the California Health Department, and the San Diego Foundation.