Nearly 13 percent of South Central Los Angeles has diabetes—a number higher than most other areas in LA—and roughly 30 percent is overweight, according to an environmental scan conducted by National Health Foundation. So NHF is doing something about it. Over the next three years, its instructors will teach 550 nutrition education classes at All […]
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.
In Historic South Central Los Angeles, there is a group of students who are helping to shape an under-resourced community for the better through a process of community engagement and empowerment. Led by National Health Foundation (NHF) in partnership with organizations such as 3WINS program at California State University, Northridge, All People’s Community Center, A […]
Forty-four years ago, two innovative thinkers at the Hospital Association of Southern California established National Health Foundation to extend the impact the association could have on improving healthcare. Since then, our focus has evolved to working within the community while retaining our connection to hospitals. Within the community our focus is on people having the […]
Since the start of its implementation phase in 2017, the BUILD Health LA Initiative has enrolled 15 stores into the COMPRA Foods Collaborative program! Thanks to this partnership, more than $3500 of fresh fruits and vegetables have been infused into the Historic South LA community in the past 5 months! The task of incorporating […]
Earlier this month, we went to San Diego to attend the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. This year’s theme was “Good Health for All: Addressing Equity Where we Live, Learn, Work and Play” and it boasted almost 2,000 attendees from all over the nation. Among the glittering lineup of speakers who were there to share […]
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 […]