How ‘nature deprived’ neighborhoods impact the health of people of color
Green spaces make people healthier and happier, but decades of systemic racism have left many people of color living in areas without access to nature.
In March, Philadelphia-based emergency room doctor Eugenia South found herself deep in the throes of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic was spiraling out of control in the city, and more and more patients were pouring into the hospital where she worked, which was short of masks. South knew she had to protect her three young children at home and somehow keep herself calm and clear-eyed.
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