Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

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U.S. CITIES

U.S. STATES

U.S. AREAS

In and Around Military Bases

 

General Information

Doo-Doo, the New Urban Crisis | RealtyHop – posted 2/8/19

https://www.realtyhop.com/blog/doo-doo-the-new-urban-crisis/#figure13

How States and Cities Reinforce Racial Segregation in America – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-segregation-main-feature.html

 

U.S. CITIES

Baltimore

Report shows investment in Baltimore African-American neighborhoods hasn’t overcome racist policies of past – Baltimore Sun – posted 2/8/19

https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-urban-institute-report-20190206-story.html

“The Black Butterfly”: Racial Segregation and Investment Patterns in Baltimore – posted 2/15/19

https://apps.urban.org/features/baltimore-investment-flows/

JHU study: Dangerous commutes linked to student absenteeism | WBFF – posted 2/15/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/jhu-study-dangerous-commutes-linked-to-student-absenteeism

 

Denver

Denver says feces, urine, litter prompted large homeless sweep around shelter | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2018/10/30/denver-says-feces-urine-litter-prompted-large-homeless-sweep-around-shelter/

Denver Public Works said feces, urine and rats prompted sidewalk cleanup at homeless camp | 9news.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver spent more than $400,000 on private contractor to help with homeless sweeps | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver women team up to combat garbage buildup | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/20/denver-women-team-up-to-combat-garbage-buildup/

 

Erie 

Discrimination, irreversible injury cited in new McBride Viaduct filing – posted 2/8/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190207/discrimination-irreversible-injury-cited-in-new-mcbride-viaduct-filing

 

Flint, Michigan

What Will it Take to Save Flint, Michigan? | Cities | US News – posted 2/15/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/articles/2019-02-12/what-will-it-take-to-save-flint-michigan?src=usn_fb

 

Los Angelos

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/las-homeless-surge-puts-hollywoods-progressive-ideals-test-1174599

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Public-Health-Reports-Several-Cases-of-Typhus-495197621.html

Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/meet-entertainment-workers-living-cars-housing-crisis-1169781

Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Typhus-Epidemic-Worsens-in-Los-Angeles-505166301.html

Flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County: 107 cases since last year – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/8/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flea-borne-typhus-los-angeles-county-107-cases-since-last-year-74326/

Rats and fleas have infested LA’s City Hall | Daily Mail Online –posted 2/9/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6680695/LA-City-Hall-considers-removing-rugs-rat-fleas.html?ito=social-facebook

 

Portland

Advocates think bill to end most exemptions from childhood vaccinations has a shot – Portland Press Herald – posted 2/8/19

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/01/18/bill-would-end-non-medical-exemptions-from-childhood-vaccinations/

Mayor: Efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods an ‘abject failure’ | OregonLive.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/mayor_efforts_to_aid_portlands.html

 

San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online – posted 2/8/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6258483/Welcome-San-Franciscos-dirtiest-block.html?ito=social-facebook

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted 2.8.19

https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/15/san-francisco-poop-problem/

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted 2/8/19

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-homelessness-cruel-un-human-rights-report-2018-10?fbclid=IwAR3ZSJvH7fdq_6XCenH9pc1FuDytkEuHX8saTMzDON1GdF36i6rblBU4KF8&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=facebook

SF Supervisor Mandelman challenges Mayor Breed on homelessness progress – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/SF-Supervisor-Mandelman-wants-answers-from-Mayor-13423744.php

Those needles littering the streets? The city gave them out – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Those-needles-littering-the-streets-The-city-12898656.php?t=e472c73e75&utm_campaign=sfgate&utm_source=article&utm_medium=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fbayarea%2Farticle%2FDrug-needle-reports-on-BART-including-woman-12955354.php

Time to get rid of sheriffs in California – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Time-to-get-rid-of-sheriffs-in-California-13562693.php

 

Seattle

In new poll on homelessness, Seattle area favors compassion but distrusts politicians | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/homeless-poll-results/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSA_011319225526+Poll+on+homelessness+finds+Seattle+area+favors+root+causes+as+a+higher+priority+tha_1_13_2019&utm_term=

In Seattle’s Sodo district, frustration mounts amid RVs, drugs and skyrocketing crime | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/rvs-drugs-and-skyrocketing-crime-push-seattles-sodo-district-from-sleepy-to-creepy/

Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/in-new-poll-seattle-and-king-county-residents-want-more-public-transit-even-if-theyre-not-using-it-now/

 

U.S. STATES

California

Some doctors helping anti-vaccine parents get medical exemptions – posted 2/9/19

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/some-doctors-helping-anti-vaccine-parents-get-medical-exemptions-n963011

Vaccine Medical Exemptions For Sale in California | Katie Joy – posted 2/9/19

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2019/01/vaccine-medical-exemption/?fbclid=IwAR1M4W61dP7-xlCcCo8qb-Wh5m295RjE_pphoaFXKguhbmw2mi68a4axy7k

Doctor who prescribed pot cookies to 4-year-old for ‘temper tantrums’ gets license revoked over diagnosis | Fox News – posted 2/8/18

https://www.foxnews.com/health/california-doctor-license-revoked-prescribing-pot-cookies-to-treat-boys-temper-tantrums

 

Illinois 

Still Separate After All These Years: How Schools Fuel White Flight – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-segregation-schools.html

 

Minnesota

Minnesota spent $45.5 billion the past two years. Where did it go? Should we spend more? – Twin Cities – posted 2/18/19

https://www.twincities.com/2019/02/17/minnesota-spent-45-5-billion-the-past-two-years-should-it-spend-more/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress

 

Texas

Texas Border ‘Colonias’ Lack Access to Basic Services – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-texas-colonias-border-infrastructure.html

 

U.S. AREAS

Rural South

The rural South’s invisible public health crisis | Southerly – posted 2/9/19

https://southerlymag.org/2018/07/05/the-rural-souths-invisible-public-health-crisis/

‘People Are Literally Being Poisoned’: How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad — and Why Other States Should Worry – posted 2/9/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-alabama-hookworm-sewage.html

 

In and Around Military Bases

Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in the U.S. Population: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004 and Comparisons with NHANES 1999–2000 – posted 2/8/19

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072821/

Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Cape | Fox News – posted 2/8/19

https://www.foxnews.com/health/toxic-chemicals-contaminate-cape

What Happened at Camp Lejeune – Pacific Standard – posted 2/8/19

https://psmag.com/environment/what-happened-at-camp-lejeune

Navy Won’t Pay Damages For Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-lejeune-water?utm_content=buffer16696&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lawmakers Create Task Force To Fix Address Drinking Water Contamination On Military Bases – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-drinking-water-contamination-task-force

Why women were told ‘Don’t get pregnant at George Air Force Base’ – posted 2/8/19

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/06/20/why-women-were-told-dont-get-pregnant-at-george-air-force-base/