SACRAMENTO - This Wednesday, July 11 the Air Resources Board will host a lecture by Professor Richard Jackson, M.D., who will offer strategies to reduce chronic disease by building communities that use fewer resources and offer rich engagement in life, meaningful work, local healthy food, and plenty of “incidental” physical activity.
WHAT: ARB Chair's Lecture Series
“We Are What We Eat and Breathe, and Build: Preventing chronic diseases and protecting the environment by building healthy communities.”
WHO: Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.,
Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at UCLA
WHERE: Cal/EPA Headquarters,
Byron Sher Hearing Room 1001 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 12:00 p.m.
Interview opportunity: Media will be able to discuss the issue with the professor.
Dr. Richard Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at UCLA and has appointments in the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, Urban Planning, and in Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson is a pediatrician who analyzes and addresses the impact of the environment on health, particularly children’s health. He has a strong focus on sustainability and health including climate change issues. Over the past decade much of his work has focused on how the 'built environment', including architecture and urban planning, affects health.
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.