Global Health In my Backyard: Addressing Racial Health Disparities in Oakland, CA

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Sarah Arnquist
Sarah Arnquist is editor and co-founder of the Global Health Hub. She is a health policy consultant in California. Previously, she worked in global health research at Harvard University and before that as a newspaper reporter, contributing to the New York Times and other print and online publications. She has a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In this video, Alex Briscoe, Alameda County Health Services Director, discusses the link between health and wealth in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Providing economic opportunities and giving hope for a bright future to young people of color in remain essential to reduce or eliminate  racial disparities.

Alameda County created the EMS Corps to provide youth meaningful employment opportunities and improve local the emergency medical system.