WEEK 4: PUBLIC HEALTH
Social determinants of health, or conditions in which we live, play and work, have a significant impact on a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
Differences in health are striking in communities with unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods and/or substandard education - often communities of color. For generations, the impact of pollution and environmental damage has largely fallen on marginalized communities.
Systemically racist policies have resulted in people of color having an increased likelihood of exposure to unsafe drinking water, lead paint in homes, and industrial waste. Today we examine the environmental justice movement and the people of color pushing for change.
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