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 […]
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 […]
Get to know Wade Trimmer, National Health Foundation’s new executive director of housing and homeless services. As someone trained in architecture, how did you wind up in the nonprofit world? My interest in architecture led me to securing an apprenticeship at a firm in San Diego. From there, I moved to Los Angeles to continue […]
“Come meet your new neighbor!” the National Health Foundation flyer exclaimed in an invitation to Pico-Union residents to learn about the newest addition to their neighborhood. Locals had heard the new building going up at 1032 W. 18th St. was called a recuperative care center. But community members weren’t all that sure what that meant. […]
National Health Foundation has been awarded an $829,920 grant from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the lead agency in the U.S. Housing and Urban Development-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, to help its efforts to provide more emergency shelter – also known as […]
Solomon Banks shares his joy of hearing a sound he hasn’t heard for more than three years: The jangle of keys in his pocket. “It has been so long since I have had a place to call my own,” he said. After a recent hospital stay, Banks was discharged to National Health Foundation Recuperative Care. […]
Not only do sugar-sweetened drinks, including soda, fruit punch, lemonade, and sports and energy drinks, contribute to poor diet and obesity, they are also associated with tooth decay and deteriorating bones. Hardly worth the extra 300 calories a day! So, students from Santee Education Complex and Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles wanted their […]
Setting a new standard for those experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to heal once discharged from a hospital, National Health Foundation—joined by local housing and health officials—officially broke ground today on a new recuperative care renovation project in the Pico-Union neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.
Just over a year ago, National Health Foundation entered a partnership with California State University, Dominguez Hills, where select students in the Master of Social Work program would be offered an internship at one of the recuperative care facilities it operates. For NHF clients and staff, the relationship has had a profound impact.
When a July 2017 report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that the food wasted in the United States on a yearly basis would be enough to provide 190 million adults with the nutrition and calories they needed, more than a few eyebrows were raised.