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Bernice Yeung's blog posts

posted 04/06/2012

Although California is the world’s 9th largest economy and a hub of tech innovation, some of the state’s residents live in communities that lack basic services ­like clean water and functioning sewage systems.

posted 07/22/2011

From tainted water to failing septic tanks, some Californians live in communities without the most basic infrastructure and services. How do these conditions affect their public health?

Bernice Yeung's Blog

Although California is the world’s 9th largest economy and a hub of tech innovation, some of the... more »
posted 04/06/12
From tainted water to failing septic tanks, some Californians live in communities without the... more »
posted 07/22/11

Bernice Yeung's Work

Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

A growing national movement seeks to connect ex-offenders with health care services. Many people say it makes financial sense. Some say it can possibly reduce crime.

This piece -- part of my Prisons & Public Health news blog -- ran on Newsdesk.org as part of my ongoing exploration of the connection between prisoner reentry, public health and public safety.