Community Health Protection Program

Updated 11/28/2022

Learn about the Air District’s Community Health Protection Program to implement Assembly Bill 617.

The Air District is excited to expand our robust efforts to reduce community exposure to air pollutants. The Community Health Protection Program works with Bay Area communities to plan and implement Assembly Bill 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017). This collaborative initiative will employ proven and innovative strategies to improve community health by reducing exposure to air pollutants in neighborhoods most impacted by air pollution.

Air District staff are working closely with the California Air Resources Board, other local air districts, community groups, community members, environmental organizations, regulated industries, and other key stakeholders to reduce harmful air pollutants. Through the Community Health Protection Program, we are working together to ensure that everyone benefits from our air quality efforts, especially those who live in areas of the San Francisco Bay Area most impacted by air pollution. We welcome and encourage your participation in this effort.

Community Air Protection Program (AB 617)

In response to Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017), the California Air Resources Board established the Community Air Protection Program. The focus  of this program is to reduce exposure in communities most impacted by air pollution. Communities around the state are working together to develop and implement new strategies to measure air pollution and reduce health impacts.

Community Air Protection Grant Program

The Air District is now offering emission reduction grants as part of the Community Air Protection Grant Program.

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Meetings and Events

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11/28/2022Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering CommitteeAgenda


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Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering Committee
Date & Time:
Monday, November 28
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Karissa White
  • Staff Specialist , Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8662
Event Description:
Path to Clean Air Steering Committee for developing the Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo Community Emission Reduction Plan.
 

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Monday, November 28
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Path to Clean Air Steering Committee for developing the Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo Community Emission Reduction Plan.

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  • Karissa White
  • Staff Specialist , Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8662
11/10/2022East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee MeetingAgenda

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East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee Meeting
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
Event Description:
As part of the ongoing effort to develop a Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) for East Oakland, the East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee will hold its third meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6 PM. Vean el video en Español.
 

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Thursday, November 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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As part of the ongoing effort to develop a Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) for East Oakland, the East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee will hold its third meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6 PM. Vean el video en Español.

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  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
11/2/2022West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda

 
11/2/2022
Event Name:
West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 2
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
Event Description:
The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the Air District will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation. West Oakland EIP will give a toxic tour update and will present on the health implications of air pollution. Guest speakers from the City of Oakland will share updates from their electrification project and its nexus with the WOCAP.
 

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Wednesday, November 2
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the Air District will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation. West Oakland EIP will give a toxic tour update and will present on the health implications of air pollution. Guest speakers from the City of Oakland will share updates from their electrification project and its nexus with the WOCAP.

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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
10/27/2022Proposal to Select Bayview Hunters Point for an Assembly Bill 617 Community Emission Reduction PlanN/A 
10/27/2022
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Proposal to Select Bayview Hunters Point for an Assembly Bill 617 Community Emission Reduction Plan
Date & Time:
Thursday, October 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • David Ralston
  • Senior Policy Advisor , Planning and Climate Protection
  • 415.749.8423
Event Description:
A virtual workshop to learn the latest about the Air District’s Community Emission Reduction Plan efforts (per Assembly Bill 617) and the nomination of Bayview Hunters Point/Southeast San Francisco as the next community for this planning.
 

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Thursday, October 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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A virtual workshop to learn the latest about the Air District’s Community Emission Reduction Plan efforts (per Assembly Bill 617) and the nomination of Bayview Hunters Point/Southeast San Francisco as the next community for this planning.

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  • David Ralston
  • Senior Policy Advisor , Planning and Climate Protection
  • 415.749.8423
10/17/2022Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering CommitteeAgenda


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10/17/2022
Event Name:
Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering Committee
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Monday, October 17
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Karissa White
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Event Description:
Path to Clean Air Steering Committee for developing the Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo Community Emission Reduction Plan.
 

Date & Time

Monday, October 17
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Path to Clean Air Steering Committee for developing the Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo Community Emission Reduction Plan.

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  • Karissa White
  • Staff Specialist , Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8662
10/13/2022East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee MeetingAgenda

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10/13/2022
Event Name:
East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee Meeting
Date & Time:
Thursday, October 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Event Contact:
  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
Event Description:
As part of the ongoing effort to develop a Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) for East Oakland, the East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee will hold its second meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 6 PM. Vean el video en Español.
 

Date & Time

Thursday, October 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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As part of the ongoing effort to develop a Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) for East Oakland, the East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee will hold its second meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 6 PM. Vean el video en Español.

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  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
10/5/2022West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda


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10/5/2022
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West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
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Wednesday, October 5
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Max # of characters: 425 The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the BAAQMD will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation and a recap of the recent Freight Conference at the Port of Oakland. Help to shape how the West Oakland Emission Reduction Plan will outreach to and recruit new members, as we unveil the new community engagement plan. Guest speakers from the Oakland LINK project will attend and share its nexus with the WOCAP. Also, we will hightlight the new KQED piece “Sacrafice Zones”, featuring Ms. Margaret Gordon.
 

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Wednesday, October 5
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Max # of characters: 425 The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the BAAQMD will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation and a recap of the recent Freight Conference at the Port of Oakland. Help to shape how the West Oakland Emission Reduction Plan will outreach to and recruit new members, as we unveil the new community engagement plan. Guest speakers from the Oakland LINK project will attend and share its nexus with the WOCAP. Also, we will hightlight the new KQED piece “Sacrafice Zones”, featuring Ms. Margaret Gordon.

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Event Contact

  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
9/19/2022Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering CommitteeAgenda


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9/19/2022
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Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan Steering Committee
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Monday, September 19
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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9/15/2022East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee Kickoff MeetingAgenda

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East Oakland AB 617 Community Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting
Date & Time:
Thursday, September 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Air District is excited to announce the Launch of the East Oakland Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) process! Vean el video en Español.
 

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Thursday, September 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Air District is excited to announce the Launch of the East Oakland Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) process! Vean el video en Español.

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Media Advisory: Steering committee kick-off meeting for AB 617 East Oakland Community Emissions Reduction Plan

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  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
9/7/2022West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda


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9/7/2022
Event Name:
West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
Event Description:
The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the BAAQMD will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation. We will feature the Emmy Award winning video news piece featuring Ms. Margaret and WO EIP. Join a breakout group to discuss the emission reduction strategy dashboard used to track progress. Also, the Steering Committee will hear from City of Oakland staff about the Truck Management Plan.
 

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Wednesday, September 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Event Description

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WO EIP) and the BAAQMD will host an AB 617 Steering Committee meeting via Zoom. Please join us for an update from WO EIP and the Air District on the WOCAP project implementation. We will feature the Emmy Award winning video news piece featuring Ms. Margaret and WO EIP. Join a breakout group to discuss the emission reduction strategy dashboard used to track progress. Also, the Steering Committee will hear from City of Oakland staff about the Truck Management Plan.

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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408

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8/13/2021AB617 in West Oakland Community-Based Air Pollution Abatement Planning
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An academic report on the West Oakland Community-Based Air Pollution Plan.
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An academic report on the West Oakland Community-Based Air Pollution Plan.

10/7/20202020 (Year 3) Air District Community Recommendation for CARB's Community Air Protection Program
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3/24/2019AB 617 Fact Sheet
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7/31/2018Final Submittal: Public Process for Determination of Recommended Communities
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4/24/2018Final Description of AB 617 Candidate Communities
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Final Description of AB 617 Candidate Communities
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1/31/2018Update on AB617 Community Air Protection Program
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1/31/2018
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.
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Update on AB617 Community Air Protection Program
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.

1/31/2018FAQ Community Health

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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.
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FAQ Community Health

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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.

1/31/2018AB617 Workshop Community Panel
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1/31/2018
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.
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AB617 Workshop Community Panel
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.

1/31/2018AB617 WOEIP Persepective
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1/31/2018
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.
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AB617 WOEIP Persepective
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.

1/31/2018AB617 Community Workshop Presentation
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1/31/2018
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.
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AB617 Community Workshop Presentation
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Materials and presentations from California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a panel of community experts from the Bay Area Community Health Protection Program Regional Kick-off.

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10/5/2018Book Presentation: State of ResistanceFlyer: State of Resistance
 
10/5/2018
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Book Presentation: State of Resistance
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Friday, October 5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Dr. Manuel Pastor discusses his book "State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future".
 

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Friday, October 5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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375 Beale Street, Suite 600
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Dr. Manuel Pastor discusses his book "State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future".

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Last Updated: 11/28/2022