A collage of community members selecting produce at NHF's Resource Fair in April 2019

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 […]

Behind the scenes with Project Roomkey Episode 3

Behind the Scenes with Chrysalis & NHF Part III

In our third and final installment of our Behind-the-Scenes: Project Roomkey series, we meet current guests Jeremy and Sheryl who share powerful testimonials of their prior experiences living on the streets to their current experiences receiving support services from NHF staff and Chrysalis clients.  Through our participation in Project Roomkey and partnership with Chrysalis, […]

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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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Behind-the-Scenes with Chrysalis & NHF Part II

In Part I of the Behind the Scenes with Project Roomkey series, you learned about National Health Foundation’s participation in Project Roomkey and our partnership with Chrysalis in providing employment opportunities for individuals facing barriers to reconnecting with the workforce. We are thrilled to share Part II of the series where you will hear first-hand […]

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Behind-the-Scenes with Chrysalis & National Health Foundation

With the launch of National Health Foundation’s Project Roomkey site in May of 2020, NHF explored community partnerships that have made the site a success. This includes a partnership with Chrysalis, a local non-profit dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to individuals who are challenged in attaining employment. Through this partnership we have staffed NHF’s […]

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Spotlight on National Intern Day: MSW Intern, Heidi Muñoz

In honor of this year’s #NationalInternDay, we are proud to spotlight former NHF intern, Heidi Muñoz. Heidi is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University who obtained her Master’s of Social Work with a specialization in Program Administration and Community Leadership this past spring.  She worked with NHF in the 2019-2020 school year completing her […]

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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 […]

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 […]