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NEW Changing the Odds for Health in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

In this engaging session, Dr. Anthony Iton will speak to the intersection of public health and social justice and the importance of equity-driven policy solutions in our response to COVID-19.

Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination

The false sense of “individual responsibility narrative" has deepened the racial and socioeconomic divides of our society.

Rebuilding Social Compact

Building Healthy Communities and many partners are working together to start to rebuild a tighter social compact for all of us.

The Problem with Healthcare in America

America has the most expensive healthcare system, yet our average life expectancy ranks lower than most developed countries in the world and is still slipping. Countries that spend more on social benefits and relatively less on healthcare see better health outcomes. Expenditures on social benefits are what constitute the social compact.

Health is an Investment

Only about 10% of what shapes our health comes from healthcare. Most of what influences our health happens in the society in which we live – and it’s about opportunities. We, in California, think about health as not a cost, but an investment in the well-being of young children in families and creating real opportunities for them. Building Healthy Communities is in investment, a down payment in the future health of California.

“Change the Odds of Health”: TEDxSanFrancisco

On the importance of zip code impacting health outcomes, and the work entailed to improve the health of all families and children.

“A Tale of Two Zip Codes”: Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach"

How does where we live impact our health?

“Anthony Iton – Conference Keynote”: HEAL San Luis Obispo Conference

Health Care versus Healthy Equity, what contributes to a person’s health?

“What is Health Equity?”: Health Equity Awards

Health Professionals discuss the importance of health equity.

“Leaders Profile – Anthony Iton": TEDxSanFrancisco

A leader looks for consensus, but never gives up on the truth.

"City Rising": KCET Broadcast

Following the journey of California communities fighting gentrification and seeking responsible development across the state.

"When it comes to health, your zip code matters more than your genetic code." Dr. Tony Iton 


Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (PBS 2010).

Roots of Health (Berkeley Media, LLC 2010). 

Designing Healthy Communities (PBS 2011).

The Weight of the Nation (HBO 2012). 

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