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L.A. Care Kicks Off Recuperative Care Pilot with NHF to Lease Beds

L.A. Care Health Plan has kicked off a new pilot, leasing 16 beds at National Health Foundation’s (NHF) new Pico-Union Recuperative Care facility. Recuperative care programs provide immediate housing, on-site medical supervision, case management and supportive social services for patients experiencing homelessness who are transitioning out of an acute-care hospital. With the explosion of homelessness […]

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Youth Give Fresh Produce the Spotlight on Quest to Make Community Healthier

National Health Foundation has engaged Historic South Central Los Angeles youth as change agents for a healthier community. After two years, their work is beginning to pay off, with seven local corner markets now promoting produce in new and attractive ways, residents increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables by 35 percent, and over 6,000 […]

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Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Opening of New Recuperative Care Center for LA’s Homeless

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo, California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago and other community leaders joined hundreds of residents at a unique celebratory “block party” announcing the grand opening of a new 62-bed recuperative care homeless facility in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles. Developed by National Health […]

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South LA Residents Show Pride in Their Parks at Community Event

Parks have the power to make our lives better. They promote health, nature and community. They spur economic development and benefit tourism. They make people happy, our neighborhoods strong and our cities sustainable. So, to celebrate parks and endorse them as safe greenspaces that positively contribute to active lifestyles and overall well-being, National Health Foundation […]

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NHF Partners with Fitness Kitchen LA to Bring Healthy Food to LA’s Homeless

In its quest to improve the health of under-served communities and boost nutrition for those without homes recovering from illness, National Health Foundation (NHF) is teaming up with healthy meal delivery subscription service Fitness Kitchen LA to provide food at two of NHF’s recuperative care facilities, including its soon-to-be-opened Pico-Union location in downtown Los Angeles. […]

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Serving Up Fun Ways to Learn about Nutrition’s Role in Healthy Living

Nearly 13 percent of South Central Los Angeles has diabetes—a number higher than most other areas in LA—and roughly 30 percent is overweight, according to an environmental scan conducted by National Health Foundation. So NHF is doing something about it. Over the next three years, its instructors will teach 550 nutrition education classes at All […]

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Shelter Design Can Help People Recover from Homelessness

Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total. Beyond exposing them to weather, crime and unsanitary conditions, homelessness can also damage people’s self-esteem, making them feel helpless or hopeless. Being homeless is […]