Dr. Akilah Weber is a board-certified physician who has worked with thousands of patients in San Diego County. Experience has taught her that bureaucracies can get stuck in their ways, and that sometimes you have to fight for innovation in a crisis. In the State Assembly, Dr. Weber will fight to:
Millions of Californians do not have a primary care
physician, either because they lack insurance, lack
information or access to care, or feel that they do
not need one. But the evidence shows that many
long-term health problems develop over time, and
access to primary care can improve outcomes
and prevent dangerous conditions later. Dr. Akilah
Weber will push for investments in primary care
clinics and services to improve public health and
reduce long-term costs.
Californians from different economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds experience extreme differences in healthcare access and quality. These inequities lead to systemic failures, including higher rates of infant mortality, chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease, and reduced life expectancy. Dr. Akilah Weber will work to improve equity in healthcare and increase healthcare coverage in underserved areas.
COVID-19 has forced thousands of businesses to close, and many local restaurants and shops are struggling to stay afloat. More than 100,000 San Diego County residents have lost their jobs since the pandemic started. Dr. Akilah Weber believes that Sacramento can and must do more to help families now and to help our local economy recover. Dr. Weber will advocate for:
As an educator at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, a volunteer STEM teacher, and a mother of two school-aged kids, Dr. Akilah Weber has a deep commitment to education. She believes that great schools are a foundation for healthy communities, and that investments in schools pay dividends for generations. In the Assembly, Dr. Weber will fight to:
Dr. Akilah Weber believes that a healthy environment and public health go hand in hand. She knows that pollution is a leading cause of serious health problems, from respiratory conditions to life-threatening cancer.
In the Assembly, Dr. Weber will fight to:
Dr. Akilah Weber is deeply committed to the fight for justice for all communities and the advancement of equity in public policy. In the State Assembly, Dr. Weber will work to: