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National Health Foundation receives an early holiday gift from Albertson’s & Von’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund

Tis the season of giving! We are so excited to announce an early holiday gift from Albertson’s & Von’s Foundation in the form of a $100,000 grant! The $100,000 grant was awarded to NHF to aid our Community Initiatives team in their efforts to address food insecurity and access in under-resourced communities. Funding will be […]

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Looking Ahead: 2021, A Year for Park Equity

Within the last several years there has been growing momentum to address park equity and the lack of green space in under-resourced communities that are largely inhabited by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). This year in particular, taught us how deeply entrenched health disparities are in BIPOC communities and how access to green space […]

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Press Release: National Health Foundation Tackles Food Insecurity with Drive-Thru Food Distribution

National Health Foundation Tackles Food Insecurity with Drive-Thru Food Distribution Nearly 500 households expected to visit community-based non-profit and its partners in Pico-Union   LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2020 – More than 1 in 4 households in Los Angeles County have experienced food insecurity since the start of the pandemic, according to a recent study […]

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The Importance of Sexual Health Education

Teenagers face many difficult decisions when it comes to sexual health and their future. With access to so much information online and the growing presence of social media, teens are exposed to an array of information regarding sexual and reproductive health1. And while many teens turn to social media for trusted information, we also know […]

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Community Conversation: Addressing Food Insecurity in Southeast Los Angeles

Food insecurity has been a major health concern in Los Angeles County for years. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities in LA continue to experience higher rates of food insecurity compared to wealthier, white households. And the negative impact on their health is evident. Higher obesity and diabetes rates, poor cardiovascular health […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]