National Health Foundation has a vision that every individual, regardless of who they are or where they live, can achieve their highest level of health through a comprehensive and compassionate system of care.


Youth-Driven Healthy South LA

About the Project

In June 2015, National Health Foundation (NHF), California Hospital Medical Center and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) joined together to better understand South LA’s experiences with obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and how upstream solutions might bring their disproportionate disease burden into alignment with the rest of the county. Targeting two specific neighborhoods, Central Alameda and South Central, this group was awarded a BUILD Health Challenge grant to create a community-driven action plan to map out those potential upstream solutions.




Upstream Solutions refer to the community factors that shape health before any clinical intervention is necessary.


"I learned there are several health problems in my community that people worried about that I had no idea existed."

-Nely Lopez,  Community Health Liaison

Community Health Liaisons visiting the National Health Foundation office

March 2016