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Good planning, good health: An interview with Rajiv Bhatia
  • Vivek Shandas, Portland State University
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  • Rajiv Bhatia-- Interviews,
  • Land use -- Planning -- Effect on public health,
  • Health impact assessment,
  • Public health planning -- Oregon
Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, is the Director of Occupational and Environmental Health for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. He is also a faculty member at both the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. He is a founding member of the Health and Social Justice Committee for the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Nationally recognized for leadership in developing the health impact assessment tool, Bhatia thinks poor health resulting from social factors can be combatted by cooperation among health officials, policy makers, and the public. He was recently interviewed in San Francisco by Metroscape's Vivek Shandas.

Includes "Local initiatives in healthy planning" by Merilee D. Karr.

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Bhatia, Rajiv, "Good planning, good health" (2008 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)