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Supervisor Hilda Solis of the First District has been serving Los Angeles since she was sworn into office on December 2014. Throughout the years, Supervisor Solis’ priorities include expanding access to affordable health care, protecting the environment, as well as improving the lives of working families.
L.A. Care is the nation's largest public health plan dedicated to help Los Angeles County residents obtain health care for their families from doctors and other health care providers who understand and respect them. More than one million Los Angeles County residents are served by the five free or low-cost health insurance plans which include: Medi-Cal, Healthy families, L.A. Care's Healthy Kids, IHSS Health Care, and L.A. Care Health Plan Medicare.
The California State Department of Parks aims to; "provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation."
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) strives to improve health through leadership, service, and education. They provide acute and rehabilitative patient care, trains physicians and other health care clinicians, and conduct patient care-related research. DHS operates four hospitals, including some of the nation's premiere academic medical centers through their affiliations with the University of Southern California School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
The California Endowment, established in 1996, is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to build a stronger state by expanding access to affordable, quality health care to underserved communities. Since then, they've invested in health broadly, from strengthening the safety net for families struggling with poverty to diversifying the health care workforce.
The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF), founded in 1992, is a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded 6,919 grants totaling more than $852 million.
First 5 LA was established in 1998 and has been addressing the needs of young children and their families ever since. First 5 LA's mission is to increase the number of Los Angeles County children ages 0 to 5 who are physically and emotionally healthy, ready to learn, and safe from harm.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health received a Community Transformation Grant in 2012 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to promote active living and healthy eating, quality clinical and other preventive services, social and emotional wellness, and healthy and safe physical environments.