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The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. Visit to learn more.

Mar 2, 2021

Prior to becoming a Bloomberg Fellow, Emily Foxman served as Program and Development Manager at Urban Harvest where she leveraged research, GIS map work, and survey design skills to lead all aspects of foundation-based fundraising for Urban Harvest's programs: Community Gardens, Farmers Markets, and Education.

Urban Harvest is a Houston-based nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy, local food.

In this episode, we hear more about the health disparities faced in Houston, TX amid the pandemic, and the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. 

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