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California’s Central Valley: Addressing Disparity in a Region of Abundance—Creating Healthy Communities through Community Leadership Development

2014 | Download

PHI is proud to contribute to the National Civic Review's two-part editorial project honoring the 25th anniversary of the Healthy Communities Movement. Genoveva Islas-Hooker, director of PHI's Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, talks of her work in the Central Valley: "Although circumstances often seem desperate with no light at the end of the tunnel, some of these communities are organizing and creating their own lights. It is an undeniable truth that members of these communities have to be the drivers of their own solutions, which doesn’t mean that they don’t need help."