Welcome to CHC

Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education and policy organization. Established in 1992, our mission is to promote social justice and achieve equity in community and environmental resources to improve the health of underserved populations. Watch the video About Community Health Councils to learn more about our work.

Issues/Hot Topics

1 in 3 Los Angeles County residents is not aware that they have high blood pressure.

African Americans and certain Latino populations are at an increased risk of high blood pressure, and many don’t know how to get help to effectively manage it.

High Blood Pressure is known as the silent killer. It causes damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys. Join CHC for the Know Your Digits! Be in Control. Campaign this August and spread awareness of the causes and prevention methods for hypertension.

Visit KnowYourDigits.org for more info.

Calling all Los Angeles community health stakeholders --
A full day of key activities is planned at City Hall on August 14, 2014! The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission at 1:30 pm. In addition, the City Planning Commission also invites you to participate in Equity is Opportunity Day, a panel discussion that will focus on advancing equity as opportunity for Angelenos from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. (followed by lunch).

What is the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles?
The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles elevates health as a priority in the city’s future growth and development, establishing a policy framework to make Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work and play.

Why come out on August 14?
On this important day, the City Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on whether this plan should be adopted or not. Please come out and show your support for the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles!

Equity is Opportunity Day
Board of Public Works Hearing Room 350
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. (Panel)
12 noon (Lunch)
1:30 p.m. (Commission meeting)

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