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When the Chicago City Council last week passed an ordinance to reduce emissions from construction equipment working on city jobs, it touched on a larger problem: harmful amounts of diesel exhaust in the city. Journalist Kari Lydersen found troubling emission levels in some neighborhoods.

 

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Pete Delgado is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Healthcare Network. He is responsible for directing the leadership and operations of all health service programs for LAC-USC
Healthcare Network including the Medical center, the tertiary care hub of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the primary teaching facility of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. As a seasoned healthcare executive, Mr.

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Michael R. Cousineau is a associate professor of family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Cousineau's work focuses on policy issues that impact access to primary care, health care financing, and health insurance coverage. He has conducted many funded research projects, most recently "The effects of privatization on health services for the poor in Los Angeles," funded by the Randolph and Doris Haynes Foundation. He is currently funded by The California Endowment to evaluate health programs for the poor.

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Gregory D. Stevens is an assistant professor of community health at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Stevens is co-author of "Vulnerable Populations in the United States," published by Jossey-Bass in November 2004. "Vulnerable Populations" offers in-depth data and analysis on questions such as access to care, quality of care and health status.

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Edward J. Newton, M.D. is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center, where he manages what is often cited as the nation's busiest emergency room and among those with the highest number of uninsured patients. LAC-USC is the largest single provider of health care in Los Angeles County, and provides more than 28 percent of the county's trauma care. Dr. Newton also serves as a professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

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