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Movie + Dinner: Screening of “Designing Healthy Communities”

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We will be screening Episode 3: Social Policy in Concrete of the “Designing Healthy Communities” PBS series, narrated by our very own, Richard Jackson, MD, MPH.

Episode 3: Social Policy in Concrete Summary

Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen’s right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn’t the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and struggling industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, MI. We meet a morbidly obese grandmother struggling to raise seven grandchildren, all of whom have asthma as a result of living near the Port of Oakland. The city of Detroit resembles an abandoned war zone. Yet, hope blossoms in both. Health officials, community activists and a new breed of young Urban Pioneers are working to fix their cities by transforming urban wilderness and food deserts into inspirational new models for other troubled communities.

Watch the trailer for this episode and the rest of the series here: http://www.assistedlivingonline.com/designinghealthycommunities/



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