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Capital and Main February 13, 2015
Finding Nutrition in Food Deserts
Modern Healthcare February 14, 2015
Enrollment tops HHS goal as consumers face tax penalties
Idaho Statesman February 12, 2015
California falling 400,000 short of health care sign-up goal
CPEHN Voices for Health Equity Blog February 11, 2015
Black History Month and the Importance of Health Equity
All in LA Blog February 1, 2015
South LA Is Pondering Transportation Projects and How To Embrace Investment Without Displacing Residents
Covered California January 23, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden Highlights California's Ground-Level Efforts to Enroll the Uninsured During Open Enrollment. Biden Joined Enrollment Leaders Monday to Encourage Californians to Enroll By Feb. 15
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network January 22, 2015
Advocates Work to Maximize Benefit of My Health LA
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio January 22, 2015
South LA oil field scraps effort to expand drilling, but neighbors remain uneasy
The Argonaut January 14, 2015
L.A. Open Acres helps neighborhoods put vacant land to good use
Culver City Crossroads January 12, 2015
CHC Notes Oil Drilling Risks Disproportionate for Communities of Color
Planetizen December 7, 2014
CicLAvia Rides into South Los Angeles
Zocalo Public Square December 5, 2014
Is There Anything Exciting About Buying Health Insurance?
Streetsblog Los Angeles December 3, 2014
Community Gets Ready for Sunday’s CicLAvia: “It’s Going to Be a Good Day for South L.A.”
Los Angeles Times November 22, 2014
Immigration overhaul could boost Latino enrollment in Obamacare
Culver City Crossroads November 21, 2014
State Health Committee Hears Successes and Challenges of Covered California
Streetsblog Los Angeles November 20, 2014
L.A. Planning Commission Won’t Approve Mobility Plan Before April 2015
Univision Los Angeles October 17, 2014
Activistas quieren transformar el sur de LA
re:code LA October 14, 2014
KTYM September 17 2014
Bike L.A.: Bicyclist Friendly Projects in L.A.
Curbed: Los Angeles September 15, 2014
Unlock the Block would create "play streets" (temporary, car-free recreational spaces on streets) in underserved areas, offering space for residents of all ages to have some fun.
Intersections South LA September 1, 2014
Despite odds, a boost in heart health for South LA
LatinoLA August 28, 2014
Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign Comes to an End: "Know Your Digits " Month raised awareness among African Americans and Latinos about high blood pressure
Pasadena Star News August 18, 2014
Los Angeles County health care officials warn of the dangers of high blood pressure
Our Weekly August 14, 2014
Know Your Digits Campaign encourages people to know their blood pressure numbers
CalDuals August 11, 2014
8/7 - African American and Latino families who attended the Know Your Digits campaign launch at the Ascot Branch LA Library learned more about the CCI. The event, sponsored by Community Health Councils, Inc . , encouraged adults to check their blood pressure levels on - site, and keep it at a healthy level by practicing healthy eating and exercise habits.
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio August 7, 2014
Campaign encourages blacks and Latinos to check their blood pressure
Actualidad Newspaper August 6, 2014
Community Health Councils Lanza Campaña Para Aumentar El Conocimieto De La Presion Alta Entre Los Latinos Y Afroamericanos
LatinoLA August 4, 2014
Know Your Digits! Be In Control.
Leimert Park Beat August 4, 2014
Community Health Council's Know Your Digits! Be In Control. Campaign Kick-Off!
Los Angeles Food Policy Council July 31, 2014
California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Visit Compton to Discuss Food Access Issues
LA CityView 35 July 31, 2014
Councilmember Herb J. Wesson (CD10) honored the Community Health Council (CHC) for the work they have done in improving the health of the community. During the presentation, Mr. Wesson proclaimed August as “Know Your Digits! Be in Control” month. This CHC campaign is designed to educate African-Americans and Latinos on monitoring and effectively managing their blood pressure.
Leimert Park Beat July 9, 2014
La Brea Corridor Planning Study Connecting Communities to Parks
Liberty Hill May 2, 2014
The Havoc That Active Oil Wells Are Causing In L.A. Revealed on Liberty Hill Van Tour
LA Streetsblog May 2, 2014
MyFigueroa Achieves Consensus, Auto Group Withdraws Appeal
USC Annenberg: Intersections South LA April 25, 2014
South LA creates healthy food options
OZY Media April 14, 2014
Public Space to Breathe
Univision April 10, 2014
Atención médica gratis en Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times March 30, 2014
Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped
LA Streetsblog March 28, 2014
Community Voices on LA Mobility Plan – CHC’s Carson and Lewis Ctr’s Huff
LA County Bicycle Coalition March 26, 2014
Progress on My Figueroa: Institutions Drop Opposition to Protected Bikeways on Figueroa
LA Streetsblog March 19, 2014
Good-bye #RoadBond, Hello #RoadandSidewalkTax
Global Community Monitor March 12, 2014
In 2012, Global Community Monitor started a project with various concerned groups about fracking in Los Angeles area.
Picture on Social Media (Facebook) March 10, 2014
special night when CCHI members, coalition partners, legislators, state leadership and front-line workers all come together to celebrate the exemplary work of our 2014 Champions for Coverage
The California Report February 18, 2014
How Covered California’s Outreach to Latinos Is Falling Short
KCET.org February 13, 2014
How L.A.'s Community Organizers are Mobilizing a Transportation Equity Agenda for all
Neon Tommy Annenberg Digital News February 6, 2014
South Los Angeles Health Resources Still In Critical Condition
KCET.org Free Lo(t)s Angeles!- January 24, 2014
The transformation from vacant lots to community assets that promote healthy activity is the mission of Free Lots Angeles (FLA). A coalition of like-minded organizations, FLA engages the community to identify vacant lots and hold "pop-up" activities that re-imagine the spaces to promote healthy uses.
Seven Streets N Unity Festival-Free Lots Angeles January 23, 2014
An invitation to take part in Free Lots Angeles' first vacant lot transformation event.
California Newswire,January 21, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announces appointments.
Salon January 11, 2014
Los Angeles, like the maligned experiment of a famous artist, attracts its self-appointed champions.
Acceso Total: Free Lots Angeles December 13, 2013
CHC's, Andres Ramirez and Trust South LA's, Tafarai Bayne invite the community to participate in upcoming Free Lots Angeles vacant lot transformation events.
LA TIMES December 13th, 2013
The state's enrollment so far among Latinos is anemic — even though they represent more than half of California's 7 million uninsured residents.
LA Streetsblog November 5, 2013
Riders Reclaim Central Avenue for Bikes for a Few Happy Hours
LA Times Blog November 5, 2013
Cycling Central Avenue in search of history -- and potholes
LA Streetsblog October 30, 2013
40% of ExpressLane Funds Will Go Towards Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
LA Streetsblog October 29, 2013
A Tour Along Historic Central Ave. is a Good Reminder that People are the Essence of Spaces
Safe Routes California October 24, 2013
Metro Adopts Policy: 40% of Toll Road Revenue to fund active transportation projects
Acceso Total October 19, 2013
On Covered California
Telemundo October 2, 2013
Free Lots Angeles/Libera Lotes Los Ángeles: Community Health Councils
KQED September 26, 2013
3 Out of 4 Uninsured Californians Eligible, But Unaware of Obamacare Benefits
LA Streetsblog September 23, 2013
There's One Week Left to Tell LA/2B about Your Aspirations for Your Community
Capital Public Radio August 26, 2013
Covered California Postpones Some In-Person Enrollment Help
KCET August 12, 2013
Los Angeles River Health and Environmental Justice
LA Streetsblog. August 8, 2013
Livability Advocates Dominate #RoadBond Hearing, Press Ignores
Kitsap Sun July 24, 2013
Gardening to build community, change habits
La Opinion July 7, 2013
Feria de paz, amor y bicicletas en el sur de LA (Peace,Love, & Bicycles)
Univision 34 July 4, 2013
Health Care Reform: Obama Care (Reforma de Salud Obama Care)
LA Streetsblog. June 19, 2013
A Case for the incorporation of Questions of Access into Planning for Complete Streets
Politico.com June 18, 2013
Launching the Obama Care Campaign
Southern California Public Radio. June 13, 2013.
Will AmazonFresh help South LA residents get fruits and vegetables? For now, the answer is no.
LA Streetsblog. May 17, 2013.
For Many Angelenos, Every Day is Bike-to-Work Day
KNBC. May 16, 2013.
Bike to Work Day
Ventura County Star. May 14, 2013.
Affordable Care Act will trigger a telephone waltz
Sacramento Bee. May 14, 2013.
State's health insurance exchange awards $37 million in grants
KQED. May 14, 2013.
California’s Health Insurance Exchange Builds Critical Outreach Network
KPCC. May 12, 2013.
LA mayor’s race: Voters struggle to decide between similar Garcetti and Greuel
KNBC. May 11, 2013.
Final Clash For Mayoral Candidates Before Election
LA Magazine. May 8, 2013.
The Goldhirsh Foundation Announces Winners Of LA2050 Challenge
LA Times. May 8, 2013.
Winners of $1 million in grants to improve L.A. announced
KPCC. May 8, 2013.
Announcing the winners of the LA2050 project
LA Curbed. May 8, 2013.
2050 LA Will Be Doing So Much More With Its Underused Space
LA Sentinel. May 3, 2013.
Young Professionals Soar 'To the Nines'
LA Streetsblog. May 3, 2013.
Politicians Raise Awareness about Blight by Sticking their Signs on Every Vacant Lot in CD 9
Healthy California. May 1, 2013.
Gardening to build community, change habits
KNBC. April 17, 2013.
Shoppers Speak Out About Fresh and Easy's Plan to Sell Its Stores
LAist. April 16, 2013.
Fast Food Ban in South L.A. Could be Lifted
Annenberg TV. April 11, 2013.
Community Plan Aims to Revamp L.A.
La Opinion. April 11, 2013.
Peligra expansión de MediCal en California
KPCC. April 11, 2013.
New Community Plan may loosen fast food restrictions on select South LA neighborhoods
KNBC. April 11, 2013.
City Leaders Reject Plan to Overturn Law Designed to Fight Obesity
KCBS/KCAL. April 11, 2013.
City Mulls Relaxed Ban On South LA Fast-Food Eateries
Leimert Park Beat. April 9, 2013.
Transform Vacant Lots into Green Spaces. Vote for Community Health Councils.
The Wall Street Journal: Market Watch. April 3, 2013.
GE Foundation Expands Commitment to Increasing Access to Healthcare with New Pilot Programs in Four Regions
KPCC. April 3, 2013.
Pacific Health Corporation shutters three of its hospitals
LA Streets Blog. April 2, 2013.
South L.A. Steps it Up with Inspirational L.A. 2050 Proposals: Great Ideas from the Advancement Project, Black Worker Center, Community Coalition, Community Health Councils, Neighborhood Land Trust, TRUST South L.A., and the WLCAC with Civic Projects
KNBC. June 12, 2012.
Activists and neighbors in Baldwin Hills called for strict regulation or an all-out ban on fracking, which is not regulated in the state. Hear GBHA members talk about their concerns in the "Fracking Controversy Comes to SoCal" video.
Wave Community Newspaper. June 12, 2012.
Culver residents prepare to receive update on fracking activity in nearby oil field.
New American Media. April 12, 2012.
Fracking Impact on Water Worries Californians.
Contra Costa Times. April 3, 2012.
Official defends County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after incidents.
KCRW Good Food. March 30, 2012.
One of our city’s gem non-profits, Community Health Councils is organizing a bus tour for Good Food Day LA.
KNBC. March 30, 2012.
Spring Health Festival.
LA Weekly. March 16, 2012.
Are 1 Million L.A. County Residents Getting Fracked Over by Oil Company PXP?
Los Angeles Times. March 15, 2012.
Oil extraction method widely used in California with little oversight. Regulators and lawmakers know very little about how and where oil companies employ hydraulic fracturing in the state.
Los Angeles Wave. March 15, 2012.
Residents express new concerns about 'fracking' at Baldwin Hills oil drilling site.
Switchboard. March 9, 2012.
Fracking in the Baldwin Hills.
On Central. March 9, 2012.
Targeting kids in fast-food advertising: fair or predatory?
KPCC. March 8, 2012.
Oil fracking in Baldwin Hills: The controversial process gets a hearing.
Southern California Public Radio. February 17, 2012.
City Planners set to tackle health issues in South LA with transit stations.
On Central. February 16, 2012.
Community workshop aims to improve public transit in South LA.
La Opinion. January 27, 2012.
Buscan limitar la comida chatarra Estudian reducir la cantidad de restaurantes, pero ya tiene objetores.
Los Angeles Times. January 25, 2012.
LA County takes step to promote exercise, reduce obesity.
Green Answers. January 23, 2012.
Burying the pot of black gold in Los Angeles for good.
Intersections South LA. December 12, 2011.
Creating healthy neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Times. November 6, 2011.
Organizers hope South LA healthcare initiative expands. About 70 attend event at Fremont High to learn more about county, state and federal programs.
SoCal Connected. November 1, 2011.
Obesity epidemic hits South LA harder than most.
KCET. October 29, 2011.
Getting outdoors in South LA.
Los Angeles Times. October 29, 2011.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center cited for safety violations.
Healthy California. October 23, 2011.
Promotoras are vital link to ethnic communities.
Culver City Patch. October 13, 2011.
Oil drilling standards fail to address issues, some say.
Los Angeles Wave. October 12, 2011.
MLK Center for Public Health makes it debut.
Southern California Public Radio. September 28, 2011.
South LA Food Co-op works to offer healthy options in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Wave. August 11, 2011.
South LA hosts free health fair.
Reporting on Health. July 21, 2011.
The California FreshWorks Fund: Getting Healthy Food Where It Is Needed Most.
Merced Sun Star. July 20, 2011.
Michelle Obama unveils $200M California Endowment fresh food financing plan.
Los Angeles Times. July 17, 2011.
Access to grocers doesn't improve diets, study finds. The results run counter to the idea that more supermarkets can curb obesity in low-income neighborhoods.
Southern California Public Radio. July 12, 2011.
Study finds better food options do not mean a healthier community.
Los Angeles Wave. July 6, 2011.
New deal struck on oil drilling in Baldwin Hills
Wave Newspaper. July 6, 2011.
New deal struck on oil drilling in Baldwin Hills.
Connecticut Post. July 5, 2011.
Settlement reached over SoCal urban oilfield.
Los Angeles Times. March 13, 2011.
Community 'greening' initiative taking root in South L.A. Open-space advocates seek to transform about 900 miles of alleys and other underutilized locations. Project supporters and residents take a tour of sites that have had successful face-lifts.
La Opinion. March 13, 2011.
En busca del espacio verde de Los Ángeles Unos 150 activistas recorren la ciudad para aprender a convertirla.
Southern California Public Radio. March 11, 2011
Bike and bus tours aim to reimagine South Los Angeles.
La Opinion. January 21, 2011.
Unen fuerzas en Baldwin Hills. Los vecinos luchan contra el cáncer y la presencia de pozos petroleros.
Our Weekly. January 20, 2011.
Press Conference will air complaints against LA County.
Los Angeles Wave. January 13, 2011.
New pressure to tighten Baldwin Hills oil regulations.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. January 4, 2011.
Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles.
Detroit News. December 29, 2010.
Group aims to ban new fast-food outlets in Detroit.
All Voices. December 29, 2010.
Ban of Fast Food Wages on in Detroit
Daily Breeze. December 8, 2010.
Council OK's restrictions on fast-food eateries in South L.A.
Univision. December 8, 2010.
Los Angeles City Council approves zoning standards on fast food restaurants in South LA.
Daily News. December 8, 2010.
City Council restricts fast food outlets in South LA.
KCBS. December 8, 2010.
You Can’t Have It Your Way, LA: New Fast-Food Joints Banned.
KPCC. November 12, 2010.
Turning a food desert into a food oasis: is the first step limiting fast food restaurants?
Los Angeles Wave. November 3, 2010.
GOP wins stir deep concern among Black voters, leaders.
LA Watts Times. September 16, 2010.
City moves to permanently regulate fast foods in South LA.
KCBS. September 14, 2010.
South LA's fast food moratorium expired on September 14th. The City Council is expected to vote on October 14th whether to make the moratorium permanent.
KCAL. September 14, 2010.
The temporary ban on new stand-alone fast food restaurants in South LA expired on September 14th. City Council wants to make the provisions part of the community plan.
Pasadena Star-News. September 12, 2010.
Provision in new federal health reform law may let young adults up to 26 return to families' medical plans.
KPCC. September 7, 2010.
Activists push for permanent fast-food restaurant ban in South LA.
KPCC. September 6, 2010.
Rules of supermarket attraction: how to bring more grocery stores to underserved areas.
Our Weekly. August 26, 2010.
Baldwin Hills residents want oil companies to pay tax. Eliminating loophole would net $1.2 billion.
Whittier Daily News. August 26, 2010.
Young adults could return to family plans as 26 is new health care cutoff age.
Los Angeles Times. August 19, 2010.
Backers of new tax on oil production will hold public forum in Baldwin Hills.
Los Angeles Sentinel. August 19, 2010.
Councilmember Parks Addresses Lack of Dining Options in South L.A.
Los Angeles Wave. August 18, 2010.
Culver City extends moratorium on oil drilling. Citing an "immediate threat to public health, safety and welfare," city officials prohibit new drilling.
Multi-American Southern California Public Radio. August 13, 2010.
Fast food moratorium in South L.A. to end; permanent solutions still in the works.
KPCC. August 12, 2010.
Community pushes for healthy food choices in South LA.
Los Angeles Times. August 6, 2010.
7 nominees for board of Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.
KPCC. July 26, 2010.
Navigating L.A.’s Food Deserts—why so many have access to so little.
Daily Breeze. July 24, 2010.
Advocates press for markets in poor areas.
Los Angeles Times. July 22, 2010.
Quest for new LA County health chief is slow going. The department's huge budget gap and the difficulty of pleasing the county's five supervisors make it unlikely that an attractive candidate will soon appear, observers say.
KNBC Los Angeles. July 21, 2010.
Lack of Quality Food Choices Harming the Health of South L.A. A new study says people living in the area suffer higher rates of heart disease.
Daily Breeze. July 21, 2010.
Advocate group blames lack of fresh food for high inner city disease rates.
Capitol Weekly. June 24, 2010.
Day at the Capitol. Protect the Health of California!
Final Call. June 17, 2010.
Bridging the gap in healthcare coverage for children.
The Wave. April 7, 2010.
Pressure results in health study for Baldwin Hills.
LA Times. April 3, 2010.
Culver City challenges new oil drilling. A Texas company wants new wells in the Inglewood Oil Field, which lies along the city's border and already has 1,463 active, idle and abandoned wells.
The Daily Breeze. March 23, 2010.
South Bay health community's response to health care bill mixed.
LA Times. March 6, 2010.
L.A. County report finds higher mortality rate among black women, less access to care among Latinas and lower rates of preventive care among Asians. Obesity rates went up countywide since 2005.
The Wave. December 23, 2009.
Sale sparks hope of hospital's return.
California Healthline. December 11, 2009.
Blue Shield Foundation awards $5 million for health care, other programs.
Business Times. December 10, 2009.
The Blue Shield of California said Thursday it's making $5 million in 4th quarter grants, bringing its 2009 grant total to $28.9 million.
Huffington Post. December 5, 2009.
The proposed partnership between the University of California and Los Angeles County to open a new hospital in South Los Angeles moved closer to reality with the recent unanimous approval of the UC Board of Regents.
LA Times. November 23, 2009.
Success of new Martin Luther King Jr. hospital could hinge on board's makeup. Seven yet-to-be-named appointees would decide how to run the hospital and whom to hire.
LA Times Editorial. November 19, 2009.
UC regents should embrace plan to revive former King-Drew hospital. Since the hospital's closure, the South L.A. area has been hurting for medical services. The regents could change that.
KPCC. November 18, 2009.
Charles Drew University closes its Urgent Care Clinic.
WNYC. October 13, 2009.
Childhood obesity blamed on poor nutrition.
LA Times. October 12. 2009.
Obesity concerns spur calls to limit new convenience stores in South L.A.
LA Times. October 8, 2009.
A study of Los Angeles food markets has found high numbers of products with expired freshness dates.
Centers for Disease Control. September 25, 2009.
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH U.S.).
USC News. September 25, 2009.
Study looks at expired foods in low-income areas.
The Wave. September 23, 2009.
As farmers markets in South Los Angeles struggle to connect with the African-American community, city officials are developing a food policy task force that could make them more viable.
The Wave. September 2, 2009.
Health focus on South Figueroa area with the launch of South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities.
KNBC video. August 21, 2009.
Watch Lark Galloway-Gilliam discuss the reopening of MLK Hospital.
Our Weekly. August 20, 2009.
Potential reopening of MLK Hospital.
Air Talk. August 19, 2009.
Lark Galloway-Gilliam, along with Larry Mantle, discuss the plan to reopen inpatient services at Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.
Daily Breeze. August 18, 2009.
County approves deal with UC to reopen Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.
Daily Breeze. August 3, 2009.
Officials wrestle with massive cuts to Healthy Families program.
Christian Science Monitor. July 28, 2009.
Schwarzenegger ends budget saga with more cuts.
Today Show. June 3, 2009.
California's cash crisis press conference.
KNBC. April 10, 2009.
Bringing healthy food to South LA.
Jubilee Consortium. April 10, 2009.
Making our neighborhoods healthy.
Annenberg Radio News. April 9, 2009.
Is Los Angeles a Food Desert or a Food Oasis?
KNBC. April 8, 2009.
Food Desert to Food Oasis conference.
Our Weekly. March 26, 2009.
Celebrating Women's History Month, featuring Lark Galloway-Gilliam.
Los Angeles Times. March 15, 2009.
King hospital plan may get yet another chance.
Open Left. March 15, 2009.
Healthcare & the socio-political, cultural-physical environment.
Los Angeles Times. March 13, 2009.
Plan to reopen King hospital near Watts by 2012 faces big hurdles. LA County is promising to find funds, complete construction, form a nonprofit with the University of California, hire staff and pass reviews—all in three years.
KPCC News. March 12, 2009.
Healthcare advocate supports proposal to re-expand King Hospital.
Daily Breeze. February 19, 2009.
South Bay schools, agencies start counting costs of state budget.
Our Weekly. December 18, 2008.
South LA shortchanged for health.
Daily Breeze. December 12, 2008.
Study: An address doesn't guarantee wellness, but some place add to risks.
KPCC Radio. December 12, 2008.
Study explores healthcare gap in South LA.
La Opinion. December 12, 2008.
Sur de LA padece desigualdad de servicios Estudio de organizaciones muestra que en salud, educación y seguridad esa zona de la ciudad está menos atendida, en comparación con el oeste.
KABC TV. December 11, 2008.
South LA Health Scorecard.
Wave Newspaper. December 11, 2008.
Plan could lead to re-opening of hospital. Advisory Board says action plan on Inglewood's Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital should arrive by year's end.
Daily Journal. September 16, 2008.
South L.A. Clinics may lose tobacco settlement funds.
Swedish Public Radio. August 25, 2008.
The Los Angeles City Council has adopted a moratorium for new fast food restaurants in South Los Angeles. Community Health Councils hopes instead to attract new sit-down restaurants and grocery stores to this inner-city neighborhood.
National Public Radio. August 22, 2008.
Oil expansion plans in L.A. rile residents.
KTLA TV. August 14, 2008.
Baldwin Hills oil field hearings.
KPCC Radio. August 13, 2008.
Public hearings held on urban oil drilling.
MacLean's Canada. August 13, 2008.
LA's fast-food drive-by. A city council's ban on fast-food chains is a provocative social experiment.