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Meeting the Urban Health Challenge: Southern Bronx Community Tour Briefing Booklet

Prepared by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) in 1998, this booklet was created to introduce residents of two community districts in the Southern Bronx to important issues of public health in their neighborhoods. In addition to selected health facts (e.g. asthma, lead poisoning prevalence), the book offers a brief overview of the area's physical environment.

Though the Center frequently worked with labor unions, public employees, and college students, its community outreach efforts--particularly in underserved areas such as the South Bronx--marked its most direct work with the general public in the New York City area.

Officially founded in 1990, the COEH spent decades dedicating itself to promoting community and workplace health throughout the New York area. It offered courses on topics ranging from asthma to ergonomics for unions, neighborhood groups, public employees, and others.

Source | Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College
Creator | Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College
Date Created | September 18, 1999
Rights | Copyright Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College, “Meeting the Urban Health Challenge: Southern Bronx Community Tour Briefing Booklet,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7412.

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