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Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

March 12, 2018

Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close
UC Davis Study Shows Solutions, Some Underway With Water Justice Clinic
March 2018 By Karen Nikos-Rose
Tens of thousands of people living in the San Joaquin Valley’s unincorporated, rural, low-income communities have unsafe drinking water pouring from their taps. That water is delivered from a patchwork of community water systems that often don’t meet state or federal standards for drinking water, or from private wells that are not tested.

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

December 06, 2017

She has a background in health care, an expertise in public finance and a passion for achieving community improvement through funding strategies, but the metaphor that best illustrates Bernadette Austin's current role comes from a children's fable.

Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

November 30, 2017

Federal transportation authorizations require metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to identify and track key indicators of system performance (e.g. collision rates, emissions, congestion) to ensure that they are stewarding public funds wisely to meet specific goals related to safety, environmental performance, and congestion mitigation, among other areas. Research has shown that living in areas where walking and bicycling are convenient leads to greater use of those modes, which can lead to improved health outcomes due to increases in physical activity.

Putting Youth On the Map Supports Sacramento Kids First Coalition with Data Training

October 26, 2017

Putting Youth On the Map has been working with East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) and other members of the Sacramento Kids First Coalition (SKFC) to support their youth teams' use of data and maps to build youth opportunity in Sacramento. This news story comes from coverage of a youth training facilitated by the CRC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandon Louie, at Sol Collective in Sacramento.

Conference Focuses on SJV Challenges

October 13, 2017

California Senator Kamala Harris was among the speakers on Thursday, October 12, at an all-day conference in downtown Stockton, an event that aims to bring together San Joaquin Valley cities from Stockton south to Bakersfield to address the region’s challenges.  According to a media release, San Joaquin Valley cities often are overlooked by state policymakers and the purpose of Thursday’s conference was to bring regional leaders together to begin to create a unified policy platform addressing health issues, the economy, education and public safety.  Data from two research reports by the Uni

Imagining America: Consortium Works to Connect Higher Education with Civic Purpose

October 10, 2017

The goals of Imagining America are lofty, to put it mildly.  “Imagining America is an organization whose mission is to really help students, scholars and community groups to work together on the most pressing issues of our time,” explained Erica Kohl-Arenas, associate professor of American studies at UC Davis and faculty director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.  The civic-engagement consortium of more than 100 academic institutions and cultural organizations moved its national headquarters to UCD this past summer, and Kohl-Arenas moved to be with it.  As to why Im