Amid reports of job growth and a growing economy, many communities continue to struggle and are at greatest risk for what now been called a recession. The Federal Reserve reports that many Americans are plagued by varying monthly household incomes, underemployment/varying work schedules, being unbanked, and the inability to deal with unexpected expenses. The impact is even greater for African American and Latinx populations.
While improving economic factors has been a thread throughout CHC’s history, in the past 5 years we’ve increased our focus to identify sustainable and systemic solutions to improve the economic resiliency for communities like South LA.
Efforts today include:
Strengthening the Healthcare Workforce Pipeline
Supporting the Public Health Policy Pipeline
Skills needed to diagnose and build more equitable systems requires a multi-prong approach. CHC is committed to building a public health policy pipeline that offers exposure and practicum to community-based participatory research and policy to engender a more acute understanding of the systems and processes that impact a community’s wellbeing. CHC hosts interns from local high schools, colleges and universities to. Some of our academic partnerships include USC, UCLA, LA Promise, Charles Drew University, among others. To learn more contact Rebecca Ratzkin, Director of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing Strategic Partnerships
Understanding that no one organization has the capacity to address all economic barriers, in partnership with the Federal Reserve and LA Care, CHC launched the Coalition on Economic Resilience (CoER), a think-tank of decision-makers from philanthropy, social impact investors, and finance industry to innovate big ideas to address generational wealth and economic resilience. The approach is participatory in nature, employing a deliberative yet disruptive approach to creating a space for bold ideas to be introduced through structured dialogue and informed debate. For more on CoER go to https://chc-inc.org/coalition-on-economic-resiliency/