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Come Join Us on Saturday, April 23, at Dodger Stadium to Support Kids’ Health!

Let’s Move Nation will be at the third annual LAUSD 5K “Move It!” Challenge and Health Festival. It’s a great day to enjoy some light physical activity with friends and family while raising money for a very worthy cause and showing your support for children’s fitness. Check out full event details and register to attend at https://moveit-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/. Click here to watch our video from last year. Get your walking shoes…

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Landlords Might Butt In On Smoking by Renters

As a handful of local municipalities adopt smoke-free ordinances banning cigarette and marijuana smoking in apartment buildings, the new campaign might be riding a tailwind. In the last five years, Santa Monica, Glendale, Compton, Pasadena, El Monte, Manhattan Beach, and Culver City have implemented smoking bans for common areas of residential complexes or in private apartment and condominium units. “The city of Los Angeles is sort of the donut hole,”…

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Los Angeles Black PrEP Summit Discusses State of AIDS in the Black Community

The Black AIDS Institute of Los Angeles hosted the “Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP got to do with it?” summit on Thursday morning, addressing the disproportionate HIV infection rate of African Americans in L.A. County. According to studies presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, African American men have an HIV infection rate 8 times higher than the county average, while African American women are infected…

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FAME CEO and Staff Celebrates Silver Anniversary of EVP and HR Director Dean Brown

It wasn’t just business as usual at the spring quarterly all-staff meeting for FAME earlier this week. Executive Vice President of Operations and Human Resources Director Dean Brown was front and center as his twenty years of service were celebrated and acknowledged by CEO Denise Brown and the assembled staff. “Dean you have been an invaluable centerpiece of this organization. Your tireless commitment and dedication to this organization’s mission, your…

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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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Executive Director Denise Brown appears on Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now

Denise Brown, Executive Director for Let’s Move Nation, recently appeared on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. During the segment, Denise engaged with Roland about current challenges faced in fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity, her passion for community advocacy, and her thoughts about the election season and debate around public health issues. Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program…

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FAME Gardens to Appear in UCLA Smokefree Housing Ad Campaign

Last week it was lights, camera, and action as the FAME Gardens complex served as the backdrop for a forthcoming advertisement promoting smokefree housing. The opportunity landed on FAME Gardens’ doorstep through our partnership with UCLA’s Center for Health Policy on the Smokefree Air for Everyone (SAFE) program. The initiative is aimed at increasing access to smokefree apartments in low-income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, with a particular focus on reducing…

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FAME Employee Celebration Honors Resident Manager’s Years of Service

Last week, members of the FAME Housing team came together to honor veteran FAME Resident Manager Nelida (Nellie) Yanes. Nellie, as she’s known to the FAME team and local residents, was recognized for her incredible service to the FAME Housing organization having served as a resident manager for over 25 years. The festive event, held at Papa Christos a local Greek eatery, featured a heartfelt tribute by FAME Housing staff…

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FAME Corporations Installs Energy Efficient Refrigerators for Low Income Tenants Through LADWP Exchange Program

Last Friday, FAME Corporations completed the installation of brand new, energy efficient residential refrigerators across several of its housing properties. Coordinated through LADWP’s Refrigerator Exchange Program and its partner ARCA Inc., the Appliance Recycling Centers of America, FAME Corporations replaced qualifying units with new energy efficient refrigerators for residents of its low income housing properties. The opportunity to create greener, more environmentally friendly apartment complexes began through FAME’s work as…

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