The basic health care needs of Black and brown communities across Los Angeles County have been historically and systemically under served. Our health care system currently lacks the infrastructure to reach and care for those most disadvantaged by this systemic racism.
We seek to leverage the collective power of the private sector, the traditional health care system, and public health to increase reach into these communities, providing wellness and preventive care to keep our neighbors healthy and help our children and families thrive.
We learned a tremendous amount about the power of bringing health care into community during this recent pandemic. We will seek to build on and maintain the supports that we stood up during COVID, with community-based health workers in community and of community. We will not go back to a broken system; instead, we seek to build together a health care system that breaks down racist barriers and supports true wellness.
Health Equity Brief
Center team lead: Olivia Celis