Policy Areas

CHC's four policy areas define the work of our programs, coalitions, and advocacy.



Healthcare Systems works to reduce disparities in healthcare, improve the quality of healthcare delivery, and preserve the healthcare safety net. The Healthcare Systems coalitions mobilize community resources to increase access to quality care and improve health in the South Los Angeles community, build capacity for community organizing and health policy advocacy, and engage the public engagement in action around these areas. Access & Quality's active coalitions are the Coalition for Health & Justice and South Los Angeles Healthcare Roundtable.

Nutrition Resources works with local communities to build and transform community assets. The coalitions promote the preservation and expansion of open space in one of the nation's most densely-populated metropolitan areas, work to expand the availability and quality of food and physical activity options through community development, and monitor the sale and promotion of foods for better stores and food selection in South Los Angeles. African Americans Building a Legacy of Health (AABLH) is the organizing movement within our Community Health & Education policy area with three coalitions:  Food Policy Roundtable, Food Resource Development and Coalition for an Active South LA and a community campaign, the Neighborhood Food Watch.

Health Coverage supports coalitions at the local, state and national levels to expand healthcare coverage and improve outreach, enrollment, retention and utilization in publicly-sponsored healthcare programs. The touchstone project helps families enroll in and use low-cost health insurance program to reduce the number of uninsured children in LA County. Health Coverage mobilizes three coalitions--National Covering Kids & Families Network; Covering Kids & Families California; LA Access to Health Coverage Coalition and ABC (Accessing Benefits for Children), one of the first community-based outreach projects in California. 

Environmental Health reduces environmental risks by addressing issues related to transportation, vacant lots, open spaces, brownfields, oil drilling, air quality and smoking.




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