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Sept. 14, 2016

Think Big: A Los Angeles Initiative Sees Youth as Community Leaders

Region: Americas Multimedia Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Practical Playbook

Bringing Public Health and Primary Care Together: The Practical Playbook National Meeting was held in May 2016. The meeting was a milestone event towards advancing robust collaborations that improve population health.

One highlight of the meeting was interviewing community collaborations funded by The BUILD Health Challenge. The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.


Video Overview

Youth-Driven Healthy South Los Angeles (YDHLA) focuses on the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Central Alameda and South Central. These neighborhoods have extremely limited access to healthy foods and are surrounded by polluted, vacant city land. Social, economic, and environmental factors have contributed to high levels of obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular complications. ?


About the Practical Playbook National Meeting

Key stakeholders from across sectors – representing professional associations, community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions – and across the country came together at the Practical Playbook National Meeting to help catalyze a national movement, accelerate collaborations by fostering skill development, and connect with like-minded individuals and organizations to facilitate the exchange of ideas to drive population health improvement.