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Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income neighborhood suffer more disease, less access to health care, and live 33 years less than people in a wealthy area just 2.7 miles away. He saw doctors treating illnesses, not addressing prevention or social ...
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After years of trying to land a new park, residents of Earlimart, Calif., can now celebrate the success of a shared use…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
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