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.
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.