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TOMORROW: BHC Steering Committee Elections!

Newly elected Steering Committee Members July 2011

It's finally here! Our Steering Committee Elections for Building Healthy Communities Long Beach is tomorrow night!

Thursday, July 18th
4:00pm- 6:30pm

First Lutheran Church
905 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

For those of you that participated in the first Steering Committee Elections two years ago, this year's format will seem very similar. Adult residents will vote for adult residents, youth residents will vote for youth residents and everyone will weigh in on our community organizations representatives. Because of this format it is VERY IMPORTANT that we have as many BHC Long Beach Hub Member turn out as possible!

So please join us! We will have light refreshments, interpretation and child watch available. Please encourage your friends, co-workers, colleagues and anyone you know involved with BHC Long Beach to come!


Community Spotlight

Susana Sngiem and the Cambodian Coalition

Who makes up the Cambodian Coalition?
The Cambodian Advocacy Collaborative (formerly known as the Cambodian Coalition) is a partnership of five Cambodian-serving agencies including the Cambodian Association of America, Families in Good Health, Khmer Girls in Action, Khmer Parents Association and United Cambodian Community.


The Affordable Care Act: What's at Stake for Long Beach

By  VoiceWaves Reporter Intern Ben Novotny
The Children's Clinic has been offering healthcare to many under-served families in Long Beach since 1933. As one of two federal grantees (the other is St. Mary Medical Center) in Long Beach, TCC will play a very important role in helping to ensure that low-income families will have access to healthcare by the time more of the Affordable Care Act's provisions become effective on January 1, 2014.



Steering Committee Elections!
July 18th
First Lutheran Church

Air Pollution 101
July 18th
Westside Christian Church

Kick off the Summer, Kick out the SCIG, Kick it with us!
July 20th
Hudson Park

Power Analysis Workshop: City Council
July 23rd

Full Calendar of Events


Community Map
Community Action Plan
The California Endowment
Long Beach TIme Exchange
ommunity Partners


Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach and the Long Beach TIme Exchange have started an exciting new partnership! Using the model of the time exchange, Time Exchange members will be able to earn credits participating/volunteering at qualifying BHC Long Beach events and vice versa! To read more about the Time Exchange and how you can get involved, you can check out their website!


Voicewaves Logo

VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of  healthy community issues and activate change action in Central and West Long Beach. Read stories by Voicewaves reporters on their website:


AmeriCorps Logo

BHC Statewide has combined forces with AmeriCorps to provide direct youth mentoring services. In Long Beach, we have 10 AmeriCorps members working with Long Beach Youth to address positive youth development and resiliency, offer youth skills and support to increase physical and emotional safety, decrease violence, and lay the foundation for healthy and productive lives. 
To learn more about the AmeriCorps program, you can visit their website: or contact Kendra Jennis, AmeriCorps Facilitator at

Upcoming Community Events

Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan Focus Group: LGBTQ

You are invited 

The City of Long Beach invites you to a LGBTQ Focus Group about the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP) on

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 
We will ask:
  • What are the different types of violence impacting your family, schools, and community?
  • What is currently working well to prevent violence in Long Beach?
  • What types of services should the community develop to prevent violence in Long Beach?
  • What can you do to reduce violence in Long Beach?
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Focus Group - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Center Long Beach
2017 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

Spanish and Khmer Translation Available
FREE Child Watch for children ages 5-12
PARKING available on the street

For more information or to RSVP please call 562-570-5585 or email

Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino is coming to Orizaba Park

Come taste the delicious food of more than 10 local Latino restaurants and support Long Beach Latinos in Action to obtain Non-Profit Status!

Saturday, July 27, 2013
10am - 3pm
Orizaba Park
(14th & Spaulding)
Long Beach, CA 90804

Face Painting 10am - 1pm
Art and more!

Undocumented Health Care Survey

Are you undocumented? Do you know someone who is undocumented? Do you want access to health care?

Come share your stories with us, the dream summer interns at Khmer Girls in Action! We'd love to hear about how you get access to health care, and all the barriers you face in accessing health care.

Who can participate?
 - Undocumented/ DACA individuals
 - between the ages of 18 and 32
 - Currently living in California

What about my privacy?
No names or identities will be stored in the data or published reports from this survey.

Contact Us for More Info

Amanda Em [] or Malin Ouk []
Phone: 562-606-8669 or 562-676-6602 or 562-986-9415

The affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) excludes undocumented and DACA eligible inidividuals. California holds the largest undocumented population in the U.S. who are also excluded. We want to hear your stories about the barriers you face in accessing health care in order to better address these issues and bring our immigrant communities into the conversation around health care.

YWCA Roundtable Networking Breakfast

Quarterly Social Service Roundtable Networking Breakfast and Resource Meeting hosted by YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, Sexual Assault Crisis Services.

A training on "Bystander Intervention" will take place on this Friday, July 19th from 10am- 2pm, facilitated by the California Coalition Against Sexual Abuse CALCASA.

This event will be hosted at our YWCA Greater Los Angeles Empowerment Center location at 1600 East Compton Blvd, Compton CA 90221. In attendance there will be several community based agencies that provide vital human services to the residents of South Los Angeles and in surrounding communities. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to learn more about our agency as well as the services provided by our invited guests.

Please bring your materials along to the event as a resource table will be provided to give you the opportunity to share brochures and informationa bout your services with our guests. Refreshments will be served. There will be time on the agenda for you to also share your programs services.

Our goal is for this event to continue to be a local social service network roundtable utilized to better coordinate and enhance clinical and program services for the residents of South Los Angeles, Compton and the South Bay. Please RSVP by sending an email to or calling 310-763-9995.


Census Data for Grant Writers Workshop
The Census Data for Grantwriters Workshop is geared toward grant writing professionals and individuals interested in learning the basics of using census data in grant proposal writing. Workshop participants will learn where to locate census demographics to help build an effective case for project funding.
To request a workshop for your organization, send an email request to: or call our toll free number: 888-806-6389

2013 Kids Count Data Book
The 2013 Kids Count Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
Full Report
U.S and State Profiles

Healthy City - BHC Data and Mapping Tool
Healthy City Central & West Long Beach Map is an easy-to-use online platform for accessing data, creating maps, and finding local information on services. Click the link above to access the Healthy CIty Map specifically for BHC Long Beach!

California Immigrant Integration Scorecard
Download the Report and Materials
USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration presents innovative California Scorecard, includes regional ratings of immigrant progress

Job Opportunities

Education Policy Advocacy Director
The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) seeks an Education Policy Advocacy Director with a deep commitment to educational justice. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in a leaderships position with a proven track record in successfully developing and leading education policy advocacy initiatives. He/she must be able to thrive in collaborative environments and comfortably shift according to changes in the political landscape. The Education Policy Advocacy Director will report to the Associate Director and will be responsible for developing and managing ABC's education policy priorities to advance quality education for all students in Los Angeles.


Contact BHC Long Beach

If you'd like to get involved in BHC Long Beach or would like to know more information, feel free to give us a call, stop by or visit our website.

BHC Long Beach
920 Atlantic Ave, #102
Long Beach, CA 90813

Rene Castro, Hub Manager

Ana Bonilla, Hub Coordinator

Julia Castaneda, Admin Assistant

Our Partnership

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Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach is a project of Community Partners. You can learn more about Community Partners on their website:
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