Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education and policy organization. Established in 1992, our mission is to promote social justice and achieve equity in community and environmental resources to improve the health of underserved populations.

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Out of the 70 U.S. jurisdictions that adopted Complete Streets policies last year, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,or “Metro”,) was ranked in the top ten by Smart Growth America, a national smart growth advocacy and policy organization.

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On February 20th, the Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced her decision to conditionally approve the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS)—a non-profit chain of six struggling California hospitals—to Prime Healthcare Services, which came with several conditions. These conditions proved too onerous for Prime who announced on March 10th that they would no longer be pursuing the purchase of the health system.

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Last month California State Senator Kevin de León authored a new proposed parks measure that will likely go to vote on November 8, 2016.

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Legislators introduced a bill in the State Assembly on February 27 that promises to draw bring low-income families closer with to small- and mid-size farmers.

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expires September 2015 although the program is authorized to run through 2019. Given that California, like most states, must finalize its 2015-16 budget by the end of June, our state legislators currently have insufficient information to plan the coming fiscal year’s healthcare allocations.

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