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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.

School-based Wellness Centers

Healthy Living Classes

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 at CHC we are working towards solving these issues that effect our community.

Here are some initiatives we're currently working on:

School-based Wellness Centers
Community Health Councils has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to establish 3 school-based wellness clinics that service the community of South Los Angeles. Our focus is preventing and treating chronic diseases such as obesity and hypertension.


FREE and LOW COST for all community members.


Crenshaw Wellness Center
(323) 730-1920
3206 W. 50th St

Fremont Wellness Center
(323) 789-5610
7821 S. Avalon
(Corner of 79th & Avalon)

Washington Wellness Center*
(323) 541-1441
1555 W. 110th St


Come take a look at the Community Health Education Calendar for family friendly events.

Healthy Living Classes
Community Health Councils has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to bring nurition and physical activity classes to select South Los Angeles schools.

For more information about these programs, please contact Robert “Akil” Bell, Project Coordinator at (323)295-9372 ext. 223, or rbell@chc-inc.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.

Download the HKZ flyer

Download the HKZ factsheet

Healthy Kids Zone is a REACH project of Community Health Councils funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).