Communities Lifting Communities

Cherished Futures Workshops Delve into Birth Inequities in Los Angeles

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) recently held the latest in a series of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies (Cherished Futures) collaborative and lunch-and-learn events this year.  Cherished Futures is a joint initiative of CLC, the Alliance and HASC. The program […]

Give to CLC Today and Triple Your Impact

Today, on Giving Tuesday, Cedars-Sinai and Kaiser Permanente will each match donations to Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) dollar for dollar. A nonprofit affiliate of HASC, CLC works to build partnerships between hospitals and health systems, health care plans, public health agencies, and community stakeholders to advance health equity in the HASC region. Your donation will […]

CLC, HASC Announce First Diversity Scholarship Winners

Communities Lifting Communities and HASC are pleased to award seven health care scholarships through the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Program. Launched in 2023, the program was created to help reduce health disparities and improve community health throughout Southern California by fostering a more diverse workforce. It aims to achieve this goal by […]

Vendor Diversity Fair a Hit with Suppliers, Hospitals

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and HASC’s first Vendor Diversity Fair, held Thursday, June 29, was a great success. Approximately 40 vendors of diverse backgrounds and procurement staff from four hospitals gathered at PIH Health Whittier Hospital, creating new connections and developing potential partnerships. By all accounts the event engaged and benefited both business owners and […]

37 California Communities Funded to Implement Novel Community Health Approach

In a major effort to reimagine California’s health system, the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI) has selected 37 communities to advance an innovative approach to building community health and equity. Following a rigorous, multi-step review with 22 expert evaluators, the communities will implement an Accountable Community for Health (ACH). ACHs are sustainable platforms […]

Communities Lifting Communities Announces Scholarship Fundraising Campaign

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) is pleased to launch the fundraising campaign for the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Fund. Its goal is to help foster a more diverse hospital workforce by providing financial assistance to students employed in HASC member hospitals, with special consideration for those from communities traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week: Black Mothers and Advocates Discuss Ways to Improve Health Care in Los Angeles

This week, organizations, advocates and policymakers across the nation celebrate the fifth annual Black Maternal Health Week and are furthering conversations about Black maternal health in the U.S. Last week, the White House issued a proclamation to officially recognize Black Maternal Health Week. Similarly, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion declaring April 11-17 Black […]

Cherished Futures Welcomes New Cohort of Hospitals

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of hospitals to engage in a multi-sector initiative that aims to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black moms and birthing families in Los Angeles County. The new cohort of participating hospitals consists of Antelope Valley Hospital, […]

Communities Lifting Communities in Running for LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award

Weeks after observing its fourth birthday, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative will be recognized at this month’s Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards event. Communities Lifting Communities, or CLC, is nominated in the Outstanding Community Outreach category.  CLC is known for its Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies program, among other work and initiatives. “Now more than ever, it is […]