About this book
"Must reading for anyone who cares about our nation's future. With thoughtful reporting and judicious use of data, Suzanne Bohan shows us where hope lies—with everyone committed to making change happen."
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
"Bohan provides such great and humane insight into the many ways in which neighborhood environments can conspire against good health. Even more importantly, she shows how communities can come together to build a better life. I found these stories both angering and inspiring."
Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
"In Twenty Years of Life, Suzanne Bohan shows how trauma, both structural and personal, works as a primary catalyst for the inequities experienced by poor people and people of color. Who among us will have the courage to respond with the urgency required? We are all on the clock..."
Pastor Michael McBride, National Director, PICO's Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaign
Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California"This is a remarkable book. It tackles, head on, one of the most perplexing problems of our time: why do Americans have poorer health than the residents of 40 other nations even though we spend much more money on healthcare? Could the reason involve more than medical care? Suzanne Bohan demonstrates how lack of access to good schools, housing, parks, food, and community support can influence our health. And she shows what can be done about it. This is a much-needed book that reveals our true health problem and offers real-life examples of how to solve it."
S. Leonard Syme, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley