With support from the Center on Social Disparities in Health, San Francisco’s Black Infant Health Program is pleased to be hosting a public exhibition at San Francisco City Hall on February 24th from 5 to 7:30pm. The exhibition will feature the photographs and stories of thirty local African-American mothers who have participated in a photography-based empowerment program called Photovoice. The event is free and open to the public.
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Sandra M. Witt is the Program Director for Healthy Communities North, with The California Endowment. She is responsible for advancing the vision, strategic direction and meeting goals and outcomes of the place-based BHC efforts in Northern California. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of public health, Sandra has served in a variety of posts including as epidemiologist, community researcher, public health consultant, and as an international health and development program officer. Prior to joining The California Endowment in 2011, Sandra served as the Deputy Director of Planning, Policy and Health Equity for the Alameda County Public Health Department.
Malo André Hutson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IURD) at the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial/ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); and built enviornment and health.
Professor Hutson just wrote a book entitled The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots, which explores how coalitions of residents, community leaders, unions, and others are trying to resist displacement as a result of neighborhood change and gentrification to transform their communities to sustainable healthy communities. The book provides case studies on four major U.S. cities--Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. This book is part of of Routledge’s Equity, Justice, and the Sustainable City series.
Dr. Woodruff is professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is the director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. Dr. Woodruff has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. Her research includes evaluating prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and related adverse pregnancy outcomes, and characterizing developmental risks.