IHPSD in Action: Projects

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Self Sustaining Emergency Power Supply for Respiratory Medical Devices in Barrio Logan

Public Health
Environmental Justice

The IHPSD in Action Team is partnering with the Western Service Workers Association, a local service worker’s collective, to create a reusable emergency energy source that will support respiratory medical devices for Barrio Logan residents during power shut offs.

We are currently partnering with community mechanics to explore the reusability of old car batteries paired with solar panels as sources of energy for these devices.

To learn more about Barrio Logan residents facing the compounded public health issue of a pediatric asthma rate three times that of the nation and unreliable access to respiratory medical devices, read this story covered by the IHPSD Investigative Team.

Student teams involved: Data Visualization, Engineering, Environmental Justice, Public Health
Partners: WSWA, Monarch School

Timeline: May 2017- May 2018

To learn more about our current work for this project or get involved, visit nebulizerenergy-ihpsdinaction.tumblr.com.

This project is funded by the UC San Diego Social Innovation Fund and Chancellor’s Seed Fund for Innovation.

Mobilizing Homeless Parents to Create a Community Plan + Providing Accessible Public Health Education

Public Health
Urban Planning

The IHPSD in Action is helping mobilize parents of homeless students at Monarch School to create a community plan for a crosswalk and designated ‘school zone’ for the school. We are also providing accessible public health education on chronic disease for these parents.

Student teams involved: Urban Planning/Policy, Public Health, Education/Soci/Ethno
Partners: San Diego Housing Commission, Global ARC

Timeline: May 2017- August 2017

To learn more about our current work for this project or get involved, visit civicengagement-ihpsdinaction.tumblr.com.

This project is funded by the San Diego Housing Commission.