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Susan Abram

Susan Abram

Susan Abram is a freelance writer who previously covered public health and L.A. County government for the Los Angeles Daily News. 

Susan Abram
A small child holds a sign up at a protest. It reads "We want our ENVIRONMENT CLEAN."
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Power & Health

How South L.A. Residents Are Shutting Down Big Oil in Their Neighborhoods

Ruth Andrade was always told that confronting oil companies about the health problems she saw in her community (like nosebleeds, headaches, and even miscarriages and cancer) was too difficult to do by herself, so she decided to simply not go it alone. Years later, her work is finally paying off.
Two children at Camp Christmas Seals in Haverston, New York, 1943, featured in POWER & HEALTH. (Image courtesy of Gordon Parks)
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Power & Health

Reshaping Power: The Key to Tackling Decades of Health Inequities

In the U.S., where our health is impacted more by our surroundings than by our health care plans, our well-being comes down to how much (or little) power we have to make decisions impacting our daily lives.
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