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Healthy Communities, Healthy Lives

AltaMed recognizes that creating a Healthy Community takes each and every one of us. The Healthy Communities, Healthy Lives initiative was started for this reason. Longstanding partners like YMCA, the Los Angeles Department for Public Health, 211.org, Superior Grocers and community restaurants have combined efforts and leveraged our relationships to:

  • Increase availability of healthy foods through grocers and restaurants
  • Increase accessibility of healthy community events and opportunities for physical activity
  • Increase referrals for community based resources to reduce and prevent chronic diseases 



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There is no single way to reduce obesity rates in our community, so our multifaceted approach will change the environment of South East Los Angeles—a community that has the highest obesity rates of children in grades five to nine - an alarming 26% (Source).

If you have questions or would like more information regarding our events, monthly regional coalition meetings, or are interested in becoming a partner, please email: hchl@la.altamed.org or call 323-597-2817 and for email updates, please sign up for our newsletter: 

Partner Sites:

211 LA County

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Nietos School District

Montebello Unified School District

Public Health Institute

Volunteers of East Los Angeles

YMCA

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