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By Jenna M. Loyd

Health and wellbeing Rights Are Civil Rights tells the tale of the $64000 position of wellbeing and fitness in struggles for social switch in l. a. within the Sixties and Seventies. Jenna M. Loyd describes how Black freedom, antiwar, welfare rights, and women’s flow activists shaped alliances to conflict oppressive health and wellbeing platforms and structural violence, operating to set up the primary that well-being is a correct.

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Board of Education decision barring “separate but equal funding” spurred the National Medical Association (NMA) and NAACP to unite and target medical segregation. The NMA was a predominately Black, though formally nonracial, medical association founded in 1895, because local medical societies, whose affiliations compose the American Medical Association, denied membership to African Americans. 65 For civil rights leader Dr. W. ”66 Indeed, the effects of Jim Crow provisions of Hill-Burton were not isolated to the South.

66 Indeed, the effects of Jim Crow provisions of Hill-Burton were not isolated to the South. The program established a series of Hospital Service Areas for planning the most rational location for new hospital construction. In Los Angeles, rapidly suburbanized, new hospitals constructed with Hill-Burton funding would effectively be segregated by virtue of where they were built. 68 The Hospital Service Area Plan’s attention to geographic proximity as a singular measure of accessibility failed to account for quality of services (roughly measured by accreditation) or affordability.

The concentration of jobs available mostly to white men, along with FHA-subsidized housing—also largely available to white families and developed according to prevailing standards of exclusionary zoning—concentrated white privilege into particular locales in the county, a trend that continued through the 1990s. Median income for defense workers was higher than the rest of the workforce. 59 This militarized landscape would be the grounds on which civil rights activists would push for access to housing, jobs, and health care.

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