By Michelle Roberts (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) Mossville is not located on most U.S. maps. Yet some of America's largest industrial corporations have found this unincorporated African-American community and exploit its natural resources and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Near Mossville, homes, churches and playgrounds, there are 14 industrial … [Read more...] about “Mossville, Louisiana: A Community’s Fight for the Human Right to a Healthy Environment” by Michelle Roberts (May-June 2011 P&R issue)
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PRRAC works to develop and support environmental justice advocacy, with a focus on strong national and local partnership strategies. Harmful and inequitable environmental hazard siting, enforcement disparities, and other EJ issues have often been closely connected to residential segregation and concentrated poverty, as well as racial bias and disparities in access to power structures. Our work to improve these conditions is an important complement to other strategies that serve as immediate interventions to improve health (in particular that of young children), such as voucher mobility and strong standards for where subsidized housing is sited.
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PRRAC Policy Brief (July 2010). By Kami Kruckenberg and Philip Tegeler. Excerpt: "The next opportunity for a demonstration health mobility proposal would be in HUD’s 2012 budget, which will be developed starting in the fall and winter of 2010. PRRAC is now reaching out to colleagues in the public health field to help develop this concept into a mature legislative … [Read more...] about Prescription for a New Neighborhood? Housing Vouchers as a Public Health Intervention (Kami Kruckenberg & Philip Tegeler, July 2010)
By Michael Yellow Bird (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) The health disparities of Indigenous Peoples in the United States are numerous and pressing, and offer a significant policy challenge to the next Congress and Presidential Administration. Both must be committed to honoring the long-standing treaty obligations that the United States has to provide … [Read more...] about “Health Care and Indigenous Peoples in the United States” by Michael Yellow Bird (November-December 2008 P&R Issue)
By Gail Christopher (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) This nation has the resources to assure that all of its citizens have an equal opportunity to live healthy lives. If the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable, then surely the right to an equal opportunity for health and well-being is comparable. Persistent health … [Read more...] about “Towards a “Fair Health” Movement” by Gail Christopher (September-October 2005 P&R Issue)