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United for Health

Our Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports United for Health, a community-level effort to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

With our community partners, we're working toward four goals:

Tobacco-Free Living Tobacco-Free Living
Healthy Eating and Active Living Healthy Eating and Active Living
High-Impact Clinical Preventive Services Use of High-Impact Clinical Preventive Services
Healthy and Safe Environments Building Healthy and Safe Environments.

Nearly 65% of the $7.9 million two-year award will be used by our twelve community partners to serve the regions of Boyle Heights, Central Los Angeles, Pacoima, Southeast Los Angeles, and Wilmington.


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Partners Disparities Strategies

Jubilee Consortium

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT)

Union de Vecinos

Primarily Latino immigrant community

One of the densest communities in the city of LA

One of the highest levels of air contamination

Lack of green space and parks (alleys and streets tend to be peoples backyards)

Transformation of public spaces into safe, active and healthy places

Develop a cumulative impact framework for 3 communities in LA that would reduce and prevent and air contamination

Change the practices within LAHD regarding how inspectors work with tenants to ensure healthy housing for families


Partners Disparities Strategies

Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)

Special Services for Groups, Inc. -
API Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA)

Food desert conditions

Disproportionately high rates of obesity

Disproportionately high rates of chronic disease linked to diet

High concentration of tenants in substandard conditions

The highest concentration of homelessness in the City

Park-poor, and many existing parks are not accessible to low-income residents

Increased access to Farmer’s Markets for low-income residents

Increased healthy food access through Corner Store improvements

Increased community gardening Increased park and rec space, and increasing access to existing space

Community planning that includes and reflects the diversity of community needs

Tenant education and organizing

Partners Disparities Strategies

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT)

Pacoima Beautiful

Surrounded by 3 major freeways (5, 210, 118)

An estimated 1/3 of residents don’t have access to a car

Largely zoned for industrial use adjacent to parks and residences

87.8% Latino / 80% Spanish speakers

Less than 1 acre of park and open space per 1,000 people

Home to five toxic release sites, two of which have been remediated

Creating community awareness through engagement

Educating community on complete streets design

Community gardens

Partners Disparities Strategies

Advancement Project

Community Health Councils

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Jubilee Consortium

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
(LANLT)

TRUST South LA

Women Organizing Resources,
Knowledge & Services (WORKS)

Food desert conditions

Disproportionately high rates of obesity

Disproportionately high rates of chronic disease linked to diet

High concentration of tenants in substandard conditions

The highest concentration of homelessness in the city

Lack of safe and accessible recreational and park space

Lack of safe adequate Interconnected bike and pedestrian facilities

Over proliferation of empty lots and underutilized properties

Neglected street and sidewalk Infrastructure

Encourage the use of City Owned properties for community serving

Uses Develop community garden sites and strategies to support garden development

Increase the number of Fitness programs, Instructors and Recreational Opportunities in the target area

Establish CalFresh access at Farmers Markets

Increase access to parks and recreational space

Increase bike and pedestrian infrastructure mileage

Partners Disparities Strategies

Communities for a Better Environment

Families in Good Health

Jubilee Consortium

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT)

High cumulative impacts of pollution

Large concentration of refineries & other TRI facilities

Large emissions from ships, rail and trucks

One of the largest oil fields in the Country

One of the highest cancer risks in the region due to air pollution

High Vulnerability Index

Enhance community engagement/capacity in planning processes

Promote healthy design standards, programs & projects

Innovative pollution prevention planning tools

Land revitalization and creation of open space

Implement chronic disease self management programs

Develop a new farmer’s market

Train community members to become health leaders

Let’s-Move-Childcare strategies

Train community members to lead health and exercise classes


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