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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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NHF + YPAR + TPP = Innovative Youth-Driven Pregnancy Prevention Programming

National Health Foundation (NHF) has been providing teen pregnancy prevention programs through a partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District to under-resourced, diverse young men and women in South Los Angeles high schools for the past eight years. In working with these high-risk populations, NHF has gained an understanding of the target population and has […]

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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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Building Better Health: Woodbury University Architecture Students Partner with National Health Foundation’s Health Academy Students to Bring School-Based Farm Stand to Life

There was a time when Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHS) in Historic South Central Los Angeles students only had a snack bar with the usual not-so-healthy snacks and drinks available. Fast-forward to May 5th, 2017 when a group of students from National Health Foundation’s Health Academy, in partnership with Woodbury University’s architecture students, unveiled 4 […]