Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities devastated by health inequities into places where all people and neighborhoods thrive. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy foods and more.
City Heights Building Healthy Communities is locally convened by Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (Mid-City CAN). Our mission is to build a safe, productive, and healthy community through organizing, collaboration, and advocacy. Our Momentum Teams are issue-based neighborhood workgroups where the work gets done! Our current Momentum Teams address transportation justice, food justice, youth leadership, and peace promotion in City Heights.
The Planning Process Beyond Healthy Communities
The goal of the community planning process Beyond Healthy Communities is to update our collective advocacy campaigns and to develop a vision for our work beyond 2020. We will do this through a structured process working Momentum Team by Momentum Team and hearing from City Heights residents about what’s important to tackle next. This will be done directly with residents of City Heights who live in City Heights or the Building Healthy Communities Initiative boundaries and who are impacted by the issue or subject.
Who should participate?
The sessions are for you if you:
• Live within the boundaries of City Heights
• Or live within the Building Healthy Communities Initiative boundaries
• And are impacted by the issue, for example, if the cost of transportation creates a financial stress on your family.
Nonresidents, organizational partners, media, observers, others CLICK HERE to find out how you can participate.
Please sign up below for the issue area(s) that you would like to participate in—you are required to participate in ALL sessions in the issue area(s) you sign up for. We will contact you once the planning workshop dates are finalized.
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