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Serving Up Fun Ways to Learn about Nutrition’s Role in Healthy Living

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 […]

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Students Don’t Sugarcoat Why It’s Important to Rethink Their Drink

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 […]

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Health Equity One Community at a Time

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 […]

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An Upstreamist’s Wish for 2018

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 […]

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Work With Area Students Has Profound Impact on the Community and its Health

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 […]

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Impact in the Community and at the Table

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 […]

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Health Academy Jessica Gallegos Leads Plenary at 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

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 […]