Our School, Our Community, Our Health!

With generous funding provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Jefferson High School Health Academy officially launched in January, 2014. This project is a partnership between National Health Foundation and Thomas Jefferson High School.

The JHS Health Academy is comprised of 4 teams of 12-13 students working to research and identify challenges to accessing and consuming healthy foods and beverages and obstacles for physical activity in the South Los Angeles Community. Youth teams will use the research they conduct to develop and implement a project that helps promote nutrition and or physical activity in the community. At the end of the program, teams will present their projects, strategic plans and outcomes to their peers, families, school administrators, stakeholders and city representatives with the hopes of making changes in local policies, systems and environments.

For more information about the JHS Health Academy please contact us at: (213) 538-0778
About NHF
The mission of National Health Foundation (NHF) is to improve and enhance the health of the underserved by developing and supporting innovative projects that 1) can become independently viable, 2) provide systemic solutions to gaps in healthcare access and delivery and 3) have the potential to be replicated nationally. For more information visit: