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Smithsonian Anacostia Newsletter Community Driven Collaborations for Park Access and Health Equity in LA

Community-driven collaborations have helped make people’s lives better through park access and health equity in Los Angeles over the past 17 years. The recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity recommends community-driven best practices. The report recognizes park access and residential segregation as social determinants of health, and recommends civil rights and environmental justice strategies to promote health equity. That’s the good news.

Challenges remain. People face deportation and green displacement. . . . Other people with resources and power march against deportation raids and the Muslim travel ban, and need to apply equal justice laws to their own work.

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