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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 […]

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 – […]

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Board Introductions: Meet Jessica!

Despite the unexpected transitions caused by COVID-19, we are very excited to announce the on boarding of five new board members to NHF! This week’s spotlight features NHF board member, Jessica Sims! NHF Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephany, had the opportunity to chat with Jessica to learn more about what inspired her to join NHF. […]

NHF Board Member Jerry

Board Introductions: Meet Jerry!

Despite the unexpected transitions caused by COVID-19, we are very excited to announce the on boarding of five new board members to NHF! This week’s spotlight features former NHF board member, Jerry Sullivan! NHF Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephany, had the opportunity to chat with Jerry to learn more about what inspired him to return […]

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 […]