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April 14, 2021
National Health Foundation Hosts Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Pico-Union Residents

The National Health Foundation hosted a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday to help ensure vaccine access for the residents of the Pico-Union neighborhood.

March 20, 2021
Create a youth development department in Los Angeles

Last month, a motion was introduced with the Los Angeles City Council that has the power to implement real, lasting change for young people and the city.

February, 16, 2021
Diversity in the Outdoors

Having outdoor spaces for all identities builds community and improves health! Check out how Here Montana focuses on diversity, equity and health to bring people outdoors.

February 8, 2021
These 5 Organizations Are Working To Make The Great Outdoors More Inclusive

Public parks, nature reserves, and recreational spaces should be sources of joy, adventure, and empowerment for all. But the current landscape is far from equitable.

November 23, 2020
Algunas familias ya se habían resignado a no tener cena el Día de Acción de Gracias

National Health Foundation's food distribution event was covered by reporter Jorge Luis Macías who conducted in-person interviews with community members and included a quote by President & CEO, Kelly Bruno on the need for food resources, highlighting food insecurity in Pico-Union.

October 7, 2020
JEDI, COVID, and Project Room Key w/ Kelly Bruno @ The National Health Foundation

Helping vulnerable individuals safely recover from health challenges is difficult in the best of circumstances let alone during a pandemic. Kelly Bruno, the CEO of the National Health Foundation stops by to share how they've adapted to the pandemic to provide excellent care to the people they serve, build a culture of safety amongst their staff and drive forward the fight for diversity, inclusion, and equity.

September 8, 2020
The National Health Foundation with Kelly Bruno

Listen in to hear how we can help all people get the medical care they need and deserve! Kelly Bruno, president and chief executive officer of the National Health Foundation, leads her Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization to work within under-resourced Southern California communities to identify and advance solutions that remove barriers and promote health for all.

August 25, 2020
The coronavirus gave them jobs — and a new lease on life

LA Times journalist Doug Smith visited NHF's Project Roomkey site to interview staff members who were hired through our partnership with Chrysalis. The article featured in-depth interviews with four staff members, one of whom is now a full-time employee of NHF.

July 8, 2020
Possible Budget Cuts Could Affect Projects That Help Homeless Find Jobs

People experiencing homelessness have found homes in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic. John Cádiz Klemack reported on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

July 6, 2020
One Way to Address LA's Racial Inequality? Build More Parks in Communities of Color

Los Angeles has one of the largest urban parks in the country, but the city has routinely been on the bottom in rankings that track municipalities' percentage of land devoted to green spaces.

July 2, 2020
Ask an Expert: All Things Urban Parks

LA has a dearth of parks and reinvesting in green spaces, especially near communities of color, is one of the top agenda items for activists. We find out why equal access to parks is important. Guest: Naomi Humphrey, a fellow at the National Health Foundation

June 15, 2020
Coronavirus: Organization Provides Temporary Housing And Care For Socal Homeless With Medical Conditions

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, an organization is now providing temporary housing and care.

JUNE 4, 2020
More Housing Secured To Combat Homelessness

National Health Foundation’s contribution to the Project Roomkey program focuses on people who need medical support.

June 2, 2020
How To Have Meaningful Employee Engagement

Season 3, Episode 7 of the How We Run podcast covers the importance of employee engagement and how to put meaningful engagement strategies into place. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Kelly Bruno, CEO of the National Health Foundation, to share the tactics she uses to actively engage employees that are in separate offices (and now their homes), her best practices about employee-led committees, and budgeting for engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

May 25, 2020
Using medical respite to prevent COVID-19 in the homeless

Using medical respite to stanch the pandemic’s spread among the homeless may offer a path for its growth.

September 6, 2019
LA County Hospitals Were Told To Stop 'Dumping' Homeless Patients, But Their Options Are Limited

For years, videos of ambulances dropping patients off on street corners prompted outrage and, eventually, legislation to stop it.

August 28, 2019
Hospitals struggle to find shelter for discharged homeless patients

When a homeless patient is discharged from the hospital, they're often sent to the recuperative center for time to heal and recover.

August 25, 2019
National Health Foundation Bonds With Community, Shelters Recuperating Homeless

A special place is dedicated to helping homeless people recuperating. John Cádiz Klemack reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

August 14, 2019
Motels as homeless shelters? More local governments are housing people in motel rooms

According to a 2018 annual report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, roughly 553,000 people experienced homelessness on "a single night" last year. Los Angeles County is just one of several areas across the country that, with the help of nonprofit organizations and developers, has begun renovating or leasing motel rooms as a way to shelter its homeless population.

October 12, 2018
Homeless Recuperative-Care Facility Opens in Pico-Union Following $1M Renovation

The Los Angeles-based National Health Foundation on Oct. 12 opened a 62-bed recuperative-care facility in Pico-Union for homeless residents discharged from nearby hospitals.

October 9, 2018
As California struggles to house the homeless, some neighbors say ‘welcome’

Including local residents in planning and construction isn’t just nice, organizers say; it works.

July 2, 2017
New Ventura center gives homeless patients place to mend

The dozen beds that will open a week from Monday at Ventura's downtown Salvation Army are intended to close a revolving door. In rooms decorated with signs that offer thoughts like "Dream Big," the beds are the core of a long-awaited recuperative care center aimed at homeless patients ready to be discharged from a hospital but with nowhere to go to complete their recovery.