COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (HICP)
On March 14, 2017 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a joint motion by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl to initiate an ongoing partnership process between LA County, the LAC+USC Medical Campus, and a broad base of community stakeholders “to ensure that the use of County assets and development in the area is responsive to community needs and priorities, and tied to near and long-term community benefits.”
The Health Innovation Community Partnership is an authentic civic engagement process that promotes and advances healthy and economically resilient communities where there is a rapid growth of public/private enterprise and investments. The Partnership builds upon years of engagement, civic participation, and visioning by organizations such as The California Endowment’s Boyle Heights Building Healthy Communities and the LAC Department of Mental Health’s Health Neighborhood Initiative. Based on this historical experience, stakeholders from the Boyle Heights community, as well as Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles, welcome the opportunity to work closely with the LAC+USC Medical Center and USC Health Sciences campuses on a whole community approach. This will ensure that development by these anchor institutions also recognizes benefits to surrounding communities in need of good-paying jobs, quality health care, and overall well-being.
A successful Partnership will serve as a collaborative bridge linking a diverse range of community members, medical center leaders, and County officials to ensure that incoming investments and developments reshaping the Eastside benefit the communities and residents that will be impacted most.