Analyzing the effects of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on la county's low-income and communities of color: A health impact assessment study
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Demonstrate the ability of a Health Impact Assessment study to engage community members in the policy development process, inform policy-makers, and build community leadership. Examine the potential impact of a proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy on health outcomes of resource poor, under-served communities of color utilizing social, environmental, and cultural factors unique to these communities. Develop innovative policy solutions to reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in low-income and communities of color.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Public Health, Food and Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal lead of two Health Impact Assessment studies analyzing the health implications of proposed policies addressing fast food development and sugar-sweetened consumption in vulnerable communities. I also founded a Community Researcher program that has equipped nearly 100 South LA residents with CBPR and advocacy skills to become agents for positive social change in their communities. Additionally, I have led advocacy campaigns resulting in food-resource environment improvements for over 700,000 South LA residents.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.