East Oakland Building Healthy Communities brings together residents, community-based organizations, businesses, health care providers, and government agencies to work towards improved community and individual health. The ultimate goal: a thriving East Oakland.
In East Oakland, demographic shifts have been dramatic. Neighborhoods that were once predominantly African-American are now 53 percent Latino, 26percent African American and 18 percent Asian/Pacific Islander.
East Oakland Building Healthy Communities is leveraging the community’s deep history, active residents, and strong partner relationships to address a range of issues, including high unemployment, youth and adult leadership development, and the impacts of development projects on air quality, transit, and affordable housing. With a range of other projects and campaigns under consideration for 2015 and beyond, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities is working hard to promote the health and well-being of all East Oakland residents.