The first and most important pillar of success is health.
We understand how important affordable, quality health and preventive care are to our overall quality of life here in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, approximately 1 million of our residents are uninsured, which means missing out on prevention and treatment for chronic problems like asthma, diabetes and mental health. And many who do have coverage have limited access to essential health services. These issues hit low-income communities hardest.
Since 2000, we have awarded almost $50 million to support children’s health insurance programs, physical and mental healthcare access, substance use prevention, advocacy and community clinics that often serve as one of the only options for Angelenos without health insurance. Through the Centinela Valley Medical and Community Funds, we grant more than $3 million annually to hospitals and other organizations providing healthcare services, outreach and education in the Centinela Valley.
But building healthier communities requires more than just access to care. We also focus on engaging health leaders and advocates to address the economic, environmental and other root causes of poor health.
For more information, visit our health resource library.
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