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San Pablo Avenue Corridor, Oakland, California

Written by Jeni Miller on October 6, 2017

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Community Development 2.0—Collective Impact Focuses a Neighborhood Strategy for Health

Not all community developers are aware that the work they’re doing has the potential to improve health, but the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) has built health into its strategic plan, and in the neighborhood revitalization work of the San Pablo Area Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC), convened by EBALDC, health is the first priority. The San Pablo Avenue Corridor neighborhood that stretches between downtown Oakland and nearby Emeryville is one of the poorest and most disadvantaged areas of Oakland, California. Here, life expectancy is up to 20 years lower than just a few miles away in the Oakland Hills.

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Jeni Miller

Jeni Miller is a Senior Research Associate at the Build Healthy Places Network.