Growing up, there were not many people I could identify as a mentor. I was blessed to have my parents involved in my life, but their biggest goal for me was to graduate high school. I had no true guidance on what career I could pursue, or what to generally pursue in life besides a […]
Think of a time you spent at a park – maybe it was at a family BBQ, a picnic with friends, walking your dog –the options are endless. Personally, I find myself happiest while in touch with the outdoors and utilize parks for their scenic hiking trails. If you have not noticed yet, parks are […]
Across the country, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program serves lunch to 30 million students every school day. While the program helps address the issue of food insecurity to some degree, it poses another problem – food waste. On average, the lunch program wastes $5 million worth of edible food every day, or $1.2 billion […]
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.
By the time a patient arrives at the doctor’s office or the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath or suffering from symptoms of diabetes, there has been a whole lifetime of influences that have contributed to this individual’s poor health. Sure, the doctor will test, diagnose and recommend a course of action based on […]
Maria is a single mom who lives in South Los Angeles. She has two beautiful boys. Maria doesn’t have a car, but luckily, she has a job at a nursing home nearby. After work one day she was extremely thirsty, urinating excessively, feeling very tired and having a hard time concentrating. She packed up her […]
On March 31st, National Health Foundation closed the books on its 44th fiscal year. It was a fantastic, invigorating and informative year, and one that pushed the boundaries of our refreshed mission: To improve the health of individuals and under-resourced communities by taking action on the social determinants of health. In early 2016, after reflecting […]