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Health Equity in the North Bay Fires Recovery Process
Natural disasters intensified by climate change do not discriminate, but our responses to them can. The neighborhood we are from, the languages we speak, our class, race, disability, age, existing health conditions, and immigration status all shape how we are impacted by disasters, and the resources our families and communities have to recover. Keeping equity at the forefront of the recovery process and ensuring the participation of communities who have been marginalized will ensure more effective recovery for all. This document presents key findings and recommendations to assist public health departments and other local government staff improve equity in recovery, with a focus on low-income and immigrant communities.
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