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Author Archives: Mandy Xu

A Tale of Two Zip Codes – Spanish

Cuando se trata de nuestra salud, nuestro código postal importa más que nuestro código genético.Para muchas comunidades en California y en los Estados Unidos, el acceso facil a opciones de comida saludable, parques de ejercicio, y las buenas escuelas determinan la calidad y duración de vida. La iniciativa de construyendo comunidades sanas fundada por The […]

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How Racism is Killing White Americans

Author: Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment. Date: Monday, Dec 05, 2017 Originally published at Daily Kos   The most interesting thing about the Trump phenomenon is not Donald Trump, it is his mostly white poorly educated working class constituency and the real pain they are experiencing in […]

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An Epidemic of White Death: A Canary in the Coal Mine?

According to preliminary data from an ongoing new health study, reducing access to health care or weakening the health care safety net could have severe consequences for the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. This is a region that already suffers from high unemployment, deep poverty and skyrocketing drug use…and surprisingly, the white population may […]

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Drivers of Change

THE HOW OF BHC Big institutions like government make the rules and rules matter. That’s why Building Healthy Communities is building the power and collaborative partnerships necessary to change the rules. Building Healthy Communities depends on an inclusive, healthy, democratic process. We are committed to nurturing civically engaged communities with the skills and relationships necessary to […]

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Site Happenings: Eastern Coachella Valley

The Hub Includes Everyone The BHC Eastern Coachella Valley initiative works across all systems that impact community health – schools, human services, economic development, transportation, and land use. There is a way out of the health crisis, but it’s going to take everyone to demand more from leaders, from their communities, and from themselves. BHC […]

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Framework for Health Equity

Health Happens when all of us matter. Building Healthy Communities partners are changing the odds so that every Californian gets a chance at a long, healthy life by addressing the causes of poor health. When people think of health, they often think of doctor’s offices and vitamins, not power and place.  The truth is, health […]

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Priority Policy Changes

THE WHAT OF BHC Health Happens when all of us matter. Building Healthy Communities partners are changing the odds so that every Californian gets a chance at a long, healthy life by addressing the causes of poor health. Health has more to do with place than doctors’ visits. The odds are stacked against low-income communities and […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Merced

Together We Make #MercedCommunitiesRise A new movement is happening across California. It’s called Building Healthy Communities. BHC Merced is committed to engaging youth and adult residents from each of the areas while recognizing that each area is itself made up of diverse groups.  For BHC Merced, diversity includes people from different economic, educational, occupational, ethnic, racial, […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Boyle Heights

Local Pride Starts With Our Youth Promoting Community, Health, and Education Among the Youth at SaludArte 2016 On Saturday, March 12, 2016 the community hosted SaludArte 2016 at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. This unique event engages community, health, and education among the youth in Boyle Heights through the arts by The Building Healthy Communities-Boyle Heights Collaborative. Photo by Carolina Duarte, […]

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Meet The 14 Places

THE WHO OF BHC Health Happens when all of us matter. Building Healthy Communities partners are changing the odds so that every Californian gets a chance at a long, healthy life by addressing the causes of poor health. Building Healthy Communities is a place-based initiative that relies on a dynamic process of ongoing engagement and […]

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