Day 7: Children’s Health

The Center’s for Disease Control (CDC) identifies health disparities as inequitable differences directly related to the distribution of political, economic, and environmental resources. An African-American child born into East Oakland is expected to live 15 fewer years than a white child born 3 miles away in the Oakland Hills. Unfortunately, data suggest that similar health inequities among different races in children persist throughout Alameda County. Factors such as low socio-economic status, food insecurity and gaps in the deliverance of care contribute to poor health outcomes in children.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Andrea Santos shared that the clinic has seen a significant increase in asthma related visits. Our advocacy efforts against behavioral habits and structural measures that create detrimental living situations aim to increase the quality of life for all, especially children. The clinic provides primary, preventive care to children from birth to 21 years of age.

Our Pediatric Clinic is located in the Fruitvale Neighborhood at 2300 International Blvd., #11, Oakland, CA 94601.

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