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An Upstreamist’s Wish for 2018

Maria is a single mom who lives in South Los Angeles. She has two beautiful boys.  Maria doesn’t have a car, but luckily, she has a job at a nursing home nearby.  After work one day she was extremely thirsty, urinating excessively, feeling very tired and having a hard time concentrating.  She packed up her […]

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NHF + YPAR + TPP = Innovative Youth-Driven Pregnancy Prevention Programming

National Health Foundation (NHF) has been providing teen pregnancy prevention programs through a partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District to under-resourced, diverse young men and women in South Los Angeles high schools for the past eight years. In working with these high-risk populations, NHF has gained an understanding of the target population and has […]

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Housing IS Health

Cedric had been without a home for several months and his health had deteriorated to the point where he needed surgery and an extended recovery in the hospital. Determined to provide him with a safe discharge option, one of National Health Foundation’s (NHF) Pathway Recuperative Care’s partner hospitals referred him the recuperative care program so […]

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Work With Area Students Has Profound Impact on the Community and its Health

In Historic South Central Los Angeles, there is a group of students who are helping to shape an under-resourced community for the better through a process of community engagement and empowerment. Led by National Health Foundation (NHF) in partnership with organizations such as 3WINS program at California State University, Northridge, All People’s Community Center, A […]

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Impact in the Community and at the Table

Forty-four years ago, two innovative thinkers at the Hospital Association of Southern California established National Health Foundation to extend the impact the association could have on improving healthcare. Since then, our focus has evolved to working within the community while retaining our connection to hospitals. Within the community our focus is on people having the […]

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Nutrition Education for Everyone

We can all agree that eating healthy is an integral part of living a long healthy life. The two most important aspects in assuring communities eat healthy, nutritious food are accessibility and education. Assuring healthy nutritious food is accessible to communities in South Central Los Angeles is an issue National Health Foundation (NHF) has been […]