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 – […]

a picture of grocery store shelves stocked with vegetables and canned food

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 […]

Educational Inequities

Educational Inequity is NOT Just a Pandemic Problem

It has been almost one month since schools halted in-person instruction due to COVID-19. Students and their families are still adjusting to online learning amid a quarantine. And while many schools have successfully transitioned to online distance-learning, a great number of students are having trouble tuning in, particularly those within low-income, under-resourced communities. This points […]

Community Initiatives Program Pivots

Sustaining & Innovating Community Programs During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has permeated our society in a way that has dramatically changed the way we live, play and serve. As an organization that works directly with under-resourced communities to address barriers to health, COVID-19 has challenged us to develop creative methods to ensure the continuation of key programming. That is why I am proud to […]