Saving Our Legacy: African Americans for Smoke-Free Safe Places

The public health community has come to realize that health is not just about individual behavior choices; it is also about the social conditions of where people live, work, learn, play and worship.

The Social Determinants of Health 

Saving Our Legacy, African Americans for Smoke Free Safe Places (SOL Project), and a Social Determinants of Health Planning Committee comprised of health educators, public servants, health care practitioners, policymakers, and non-profits came together to develop a community action plan (CAP) that addresses social determinants of health among African Americans in Sacramento California. 


The CAP  explores disparities related to:

  • heart disease
  •  type 2 diabetes
  •  tobacco use
  • obesity  


 It is our hope that the CAP will spark a movement among organizations, medical providers, businesses, community advocates, and residents to implement more strategic and synchronized efforts around social determinants of health.