Emphasizing the Significance of Bridging Communities and Public Health Equity Through Media


by : 
Dahlia V.


On average, individuals in Oakland will have a life that is 10 years shorter than that of their Berkeley Hills counterparts(Alameda County Public Health Report). Social determinants enabling inequity across the Bay Area have defined the line that establishes whether communities receive the adequate healthcare resources they need. The severity of this contrast between areas of such close proximity has only been exacerbated further by the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through data derived from outreach work and the provision of accessible vaccine clinics in underserved communities, this project aims to effectively distribute credible health messages that highlight the interconnectedness of health between communities through impactful media.