Community Health Protection Program

Updated 10/18/2021

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 Health Protection Grant Program

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

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Meetings and Events

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10/18/2021Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee MeetingAgenda
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Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee Meeting
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Monday, October 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 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 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 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
10/6/2021West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda
 
10/6/2021
Event Name:
West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 6
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
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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 realignment. Subcommittee Co-Chairs will report back on their transition to implementation teams. The meeting will also feature a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Environmental Justice Principles.
 

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Wednesday, October 6
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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 realignment. Subcommittee Co-Chairs will report back on their transition to implementation teams. The meeting will also feature a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Environmental Justice Principles.

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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
9/20/2021Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee MeetingAgenda
 
9/20/2021
Event Name:
Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee Meeting
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Monday, September 20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Kevin Olp
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
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, September 20
6:00 PM - 8:00 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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  • Kevin Olp
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
9/1/2021West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda
 
9/1/2021
Event Name:
West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 1
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 realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their August 2021 meetings. Continue to inform our final realignment plans by participating in the breakout room session. The meeting will also feature an introduction to our new health focused committee
 

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Wednesday, September 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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 realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their August 2021 meetings. Continue to inform our final realignment plans by participating in the breakout room session. The meeting will also feature an introduction to our new health focused committee

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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
8/16/2021Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee MeetingAgenda
 
8/16/2021
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Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee Meeting
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Monday, August 16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
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, August 16
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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  • Kevin Olp
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
8/12/2021Community Health Protection Program (Assembly Bill 617) Community WorkshopAgenda

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8/12/2021
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Community Health Protection Program (Assembly Bill 617) Community Workshop
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Thursday, August 12
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
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Event Description:
Zoom Call-in:
Dial by Location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 837 0860 9480
 

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Thursday, August 12
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
7/19/2021Path to Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) Steering Committee MeetingAgenda
 
7/19/2021
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Path to Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) Steering Committee Meeting
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Monday, July 19
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Path to Clean Air Community Emissions Reduction Plan (CERP) Steering Committee Meeting
 

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Monday, July 19
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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7/7/2021West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda
 
7/7/2021
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West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
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Wednesday, July 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
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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 project realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their June 2021 meetings. The meeting will also feature a presentation from Land Use Subcommittee Co-Chairs Charles Reed and Alicia Parker on the Wood Street Unhoused Community Tour.
 

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Wednesday, July 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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 project realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their June 2021 meetings. The meeting will also feature a presentation from Land Use Subcommittee Co-Chairs Charles Reed and Alicia Parker on the Wood Street Unhoused Community Tour.

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  • Joshua Abraham
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8408
6/21/2021Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee MeetingMeeting Agenda
 
6/21/2021
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Path to Clean Air CERP Steering Committee Meeting
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Monday, June 21
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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, June 21
6:00 PM - 8:00 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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  • Senior Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
6/2/2021West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our AirAgenda
 
6/2/2021
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West Oakland AB 617 Steering Committee Meeting: Owning Our Air
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Wednesday, June 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 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 project realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their May 2021 meetings. The meeting will also feature a presentation from WO EIP updating the Steering Committee on recent developments related to indoor air filtration and the Prescott greening project.
 

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Wednesday, June 2
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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 project realignment. Subcommitte Co-Chairs will report back on their May 2021 meetings. The meeting will also feature a presentation from WO EIP updating the Steering Committee on recent developments related to indoor air filtration and the Prescott greening project.

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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.

Book Presentation Video

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10/5/2018Book Presentation: State of ResistanceFlyer: State of Resistance
 
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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
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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: 10/18/2021