Topics

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities
New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to add to its general plan a section aimed at bridging sharp health disparities between neighborhoods. The new health guidelines include goals such as improving access to grocery stores, increasing life expectancy, adding park space, reducing motor vehicle crashes, increasing the number of low-cost day care centers and beautifying the community. Experts say the action reflects a broader shift in official thinking about health policy. The  plan acknowledges that health is affected by a complex web of social conditions in neighborhoods that are fundamentally linked to city planning. ...

Loading