Healthy African American Families provided a coordinated, comprehensive array of in-home services to families of asthmatic children ages 0–18, including environmental assessments for allergen triggers, education and information, resource and referrals for additional services, distribution of allergen-safe materials, medical provider advocacy and follow-up, case management and child care center trainings. The geographic area was inclusive of LA County SPA 6 and 8.
Asthma Awareness & Action for Housing Owners & Managers
This pilot project for property owners and managers in the south Los Angeles (SPA 6 area) was designed to increase awareness around indoor and outdoor environmental hazards such as mold, pesticides, insect and rodent infestations, and air pollutants that affect the health and well being of their tenants, and provide a venue where apartment owners and managers could receive information on health, the environment, and other resources within their community.
This project's goal is to implement a coordinated set of activities in the Cities of Inglewood and Compton to educate community leaders and health professionals on the latest information about lead hazards and lead poisoning prevention and encourage providers to increase blood lead screening.