WHEREAS, a review of health and environmental problems in the Bayview Hunters Point community was developed under the auspices of the Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Assessment Project; and,
WHEREAS, the findings revealed a disturbing profile of preventable illness and death in the Bayview Hunters Point community; and,
WHEREAS, among those findings were hospital admission rates for asthma three to four times the statewide average, mortality rates among African American women with breast cancer 77% higher than among white women, cervical cancer rates twice the expected rate, and comparatively high rates of prostate cancer; and,
WHEREAS, there were different groups working on various aspects of asthma and breast and cervical cancer in Bayview Hunters Point, although not in the most coordinated fashion; and,
WHEREAS, the directive from the Health, Family and the Environment Committee of the Board of Supervisors was for those groups to work together to jointly develop proposals that would make efforts to reduce the presence and harmful effects of asthma and breast, cervical and prostate cancer in Bayview Hunters Point, understanding that such efforts would serve as the foundation from which future initiatives would be developed; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco does hereby determine that the proposals developed in response to the request of the Health, Family and the Environment Committee of the Board of Supervisors constitute a sound public health response to the identified problems, and an important collaboration that will be essential to make the proposed initiatives successful; and, be it further
RESOLVED, that the Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco does hereby commend to the Health, Family and the Environment Committee of the Board of Supervisors and to the Mayor the proposals contained therein.
I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, March 17, 1998.
Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission