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Behind-the-Scenes with Chrysalis & NHF Part II

In Part I of the Behind the Scenes with Project Roomkey series, you learned about National Health Foundation’s participation in Project Roomkey and our partnership with Chrysalis in providing employment opportunities for individuals facing barriers to reconnecting with the workforce. We are thrilled to share Part II of the series where you will hear first-hand […]

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Behind-the-Scenes with Chrysalis & National Health Foundation

With the launch of National Health Foundation’s Project Roomkey site in May of 2020, NHF explored community partnerships that have made the site a success. This includes a partnership with Chrysalis, a local non-profit dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to individuals who are challenged in attaining employment. Through this partnership we have staffed NHF’s […]

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Spotlight on National Intern Day: MSW Intern, Heidi Muñoz

In honor of this year’s #NationalInternDay, we are proud to spotlight former NHF intern, Heidi Muñoz. Heidi is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University who obtained her Master’s of Social Work with a specialization in Program Administration and Community Leadership this past spring.  She worked with NHF in the 2019-2020 school year completing her […]

Three students review signage at an outdoor park that prohibits soccer, smoking and fires.

Breaking Down the Lack of Diversity in Outdoor Spaces

Despite the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, there is still opportunity to engage in outdoor recreational activity. In Los Angeles, community members can participate in outdoor activities, so long as everyone practices physical distancing, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet apart from others and wears a face mask. We encourage you to take preventative measures […]

Header image of a person squatting with a quote by Undergrad Health Equity Fellow Naomi Humphrey: "The argument is pretty simple, parks are essential. Parks can determine your health and well-being in the long-term... It's just about valuing people."

KPCC Interview with Naomi Humphrey, Health Equity Fellow

In KPCC’s latest episode of Take Two, National Health Foundation Undergraduate Health Equity Fellow, Naomi Humphrey was featured, discussing the importance of park access, particularly in under-resourced communities like South Los Angeles. In light of recent calls to defund the police and re-invest in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, Naomi makes the […]

Park Funding

Statement on LA City Budget Proposal Fiscal Year 2020-21 for Parks & Recreation

National Health Foundation (NHF) recognizes the connection between a community’s access to parks, green space and their health outcomes. Additionally, NHF acknowledges that decades of racist policies and city planning has led to the under-funding of parks and green spaces in Black communities and communities of color across Los Angeles while simultaneously being over-policed – […]

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Understanding Eligibility Requirements for CalFresh & How to Apply

The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as CalFresh in CA, is a program that increases household food budgets, allowing families to put healthy and nutritious food on their table. However, by some estimates, only half of those eligible for CalFresh in L.A. County are receiving benefits. In Los Angeles County, food insecurity is […]

Guest receiving social services at NHF Pico-Union Recuperative Care

PRESS RELEASE: National Health Foundation Partners with Los Angeles City and County and Local Hotel to Secure Housing for Homeless

Local nonprofit secures 92 beds to reduce the community spread of the virus LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2020 – In partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and a local hotel, National Health Foundation (NHF) is now operating a temporary housing program through […]