KTEP - El Paso, Texas

SCIENCE STUDIO: Health Equity

  

Host Keith Pannell with Cynthia Gomez

  Keith talks with Cynthia Gomez, director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University.  She explains why health equity isn't just about eating right, but about the ethnic, economic, and social inequities that lead to poor health.  The Health Equity Institute is working to improve one of San Francisco's poorest public housing units.  Gomez also talks about her experiences working in Massachusetts in the early days of the AIDS virus, when it was still a dangerous, deadly, and mysterious disease.

Learn more about the Health Equity Institute at http://healthequity.sfsu.edu/

Aired Feb. 22, 2015.