information that might improve the
health of San Francisco's population
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The forces that determine our health are complex, but they're mostly local. What do we know about health in San Francisco? What might be done with this information to decrease the burden of disease and injury in San Francisco? Answers to these questions will be explored here. (San Francisco's innovative health care access program is the topic of another web site, Healthy San Francisco)
Update on alcohol use: According to a recently published study, roughly a tenth of all premature mortality among San Francisco males can be attributed to the way that alcohol is used in the City. Latino and African American males are disproportionately affected. A work group is being formed to find the most appropriate intervention. Among possible resources is the alcohol chapter (Chapter 2) of a recently published report on health inequities from the World Health Organization (large PDF).
last updated 15 April 2011
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