Conversations on Health Care

The Economic Roots of Health: Dr. Rajiv Bhatia and The Civic Engine's Mission

March 22, 201530 min
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, founder and director of The Civic Engine, which assists civic leaders in strengthening the economic divers of health in communities. A physician, data scientist, and former Director of Occupational and Evironmental Health for the City of San Francisco, Dr. Bhatia has spent his career championing economic and environmental justice for low-income workers and families. Dr. Bhatia recounts the trajectory of this work, from the use of health impact assessments for advocacy for minimum wage increases and paid sick days laws to the deployment of environmental inspectors to monitor and enforce labor standards.

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