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Faith Leaders Health Summit Tackles Issues of Healthy Aging

Last week, faith leaders and public health advocates from throughout Southern California convened in the Antelope Valley for the Spring 2016 Faith Leaders Health Summit. The Summit was hosted at Antelope Valley Partners for Health, a community based organization for local public health planning and intervention in the Antelope Valley. The program focused on exploring ways to creating communities of care for seniors discussing proven approaches to bringing health interventions…

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Recognition Ceremony Honors Champions for Change

Local health departments from Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties, as well as the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach, convened in the city of Compton for an inspiring half-day event recognizing community champions fighting to bring healthy change to their communities, true Champions for Change. The Champion Summit and Recognition Ceremony was held at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center in partnership with the City of Compton The program…

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New L.A. City Guidelines Take Aim at Sharp Health Disparities

In what experts say reflects a shift in thinking about public health policy, Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday adopted new planning guidelines aimed at reducing sharp health disparities across the city. The objectives include improving access to grocery stores and increasing life expectancy. But they also establish targets not traditionally part of health policy: adding park space, reducing motor vehicle crashes, increasing the number of low-cost day-care centers and beautifying the…

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FAME Health Services on-hand to support Healthy Retail Market Launch in NW Pasadena

This past weekend, the Northwest Pasadena Community turned out to support bringing healthier options to their neighborhood with the Grand Opening of Rio Meat Market & Restaurant. The FAME Health Services Team was on-hand as part of our Greater Los Angeles TRC grant to support the event, which celebrated Pasadena’s first neighborhood store to adopt the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Healthy Retail Program format. Rio Meat Market &…

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So Cal Faith Leaders and Public Health Advocates Join Forces to Tackle Low-Income Health Issues

Nearly 100 health and faith leaders from Southern California joined together at the Center at Cathedral Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 28th to demonstrate a shared commitment to healthier communities. Public health advocates, community based organizations, and faith representatives participated in a frank conversation on the role that faith leaders and faith institutions play in the health of their congregations and neighborhoods, and how to best partner…

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