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Healthy Surroundings

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Where you live, learn, work and play all contribute to your overall health. Access to safe drinking water, safe parks and pathways for walking or biking, open green spaces, healthy vending, healthy corner stores and farmer’s markets are just a few of the surroundings that impact your day-to-day health. Learning ways to advocate for yourself and your community to help establish and maintain good health and the health of those around you is key to a thriving healthy and resilient community.

Healthy Community and Environment Resources

  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention offers information on how to keep yourself and family safe from lead poisoning.
  • Community Guide for Environmental Health (PDF)  offers information on air, soil, and water pollution and impacts on health, how to retrieve pollution data, and who to contact for assistance. The guide is for community members who are concerned about environmental exposures in their neighborhoods.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit  offers readers with information on environmental exposures and related health impacts, exposure sources, and preventative measures developed by UCSF.
  • Safe Routes  offers information on creating mobility and physical activity solutions.
  • Systems and Environmental Changes offers information on systems and environmental changes that help to make healthy choices practical and accessible to all community members.

Healthy Workplace and Home Resources

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