Healthy Kids Zone
Healthy kids begin with healthy environments.
Too often our neighborhoods are stocked with unhealthy food options and lack safe, pollution-free places to walk and play.
Health starts long before treating an illness.
Too often in Los Angeles, health is determined by a person’s neighborhood—and many have proved hazardous to health. Instead imagine a community where all kids have the opportunity to grow up in a healthy and safe neighborhood, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background.
Imagine what your community would be like if kids and families could:
Walk and bike safely.
In 2010, there were over 219 fatal collisions and 24,780 injury collisions recorded in the City of Los Angeles. Children under age 18 accounted for 27% of injury accidents.
Eat, buy, and grow healthy, nutritious food close to their homes.
Limited healthy food options and significant fast food consumption have led to increasing obesity rates among school-age children.
Enjoy safe parks featuring fun and engaging programming.
Only 1 in 3 children live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Breathe clean, toxic-free air.
1 in 3 people in Southeast LA live within 500 feet of manufacturing land uses.
Access affordable and comprehensive healthcare services within walking distance.
In 2011, 12.3% of parents and guardians in Los Angeles County reported difficulty accessing medical care for their child.
Here are some initiatives we're currently working on:
School-based Wellness Centers
Healthy Living Classes
For more information about these programs, please contact Robert “Akil” Bell, Project Coordinator at (323)295-9372 ext. 223, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Health Councils (CHC), the LA County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Unified School District, and City of Los Angeles departments are currently developing Healthy Kids Zones that build healthy communities around select LA schools. Healthy Kids Zones prioritize the health of kids and the expansion of resources that support long, happy, lives.
Healthy Kids Zone is a REACH project of Community Health Councils funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).