Painted in 2011 for the Mission Neighborhood Health Center by Eduardo Pineda and Joaquin Alejandro Newman the mural celebrates the vitality of life and the right all people have to healthy living. The project was part of a San Francisco State University anthropology class. Students surveyed patients, staff and administrators at the Center as well as local Mission District residents to better understand neighborhood health issues. Their findings informed the design of the mural. The mural was painted on canvas at Newmanís Forrealism Studio in Alameda and installed in MNHC with the help of students.
The Right to Good Health mural was funded by the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (Grant 1R13MD005792-01). In addition, students initiated the San Francisco Mural Project that places photos, descriptions, and video clips on a mural map using Google Earth. The map is on the Right to Know, an interactive web project dedicated to human rights and co-founded by Mariana Ferreira, SFSU anthropology professor.
The Right to Good Health mural joins two murals from the initial wave of San Francisco community murals previously painted at the facility. In 1977, Michael Rios and Garciela Carrillo painted the murals on the Shotwell Street entrance to the Center. People can see The Right to Good Health mural as they go through the doors between the two exterior murals.