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New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities
New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities

In what experts say reflects a shift in thinking about public health policy, Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday adopted new planning guidelines aimed at reducing sharp health disparities across the city. The objectives include improving access to grocery stores and increasing life expectancy. But they also establish targets not traditionally part of health policy: adding park space, reducing motor vehicle crashes, increasing the number of low-cost day-care centers and beautifying the community. Unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council, the Health and Wellness Element of the city's general plan acknowledges health is affected by a complex web of neighborhood conditions related to...

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