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First 5 LA partnered with Para Los Niños in Metro LA to launch the initial Best Start community, located in Central Los Angeles, north of USC (University of Southern California) and along the 10 Freeway.

The Para Los Niños mission for Best Start is to ensure that community stakeholders steer the initiative. As the lead convener for promoting positive change within the first Best Start community, Para Los Niños serves as a neutral facilitator of Best Start goals, which are to build resources and provide access to activities that improve the well-being, development, and care experienced by pregnant women, parents, and families and young children.

First 5 LA has also joined forces with Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) in this community to provide a free program, Welcome Baby, that works with community clinics and hospitals to help pregnant women and moms with newborns take the first steps to their baby's best start.

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Best Start Families Framework Rolls Out
First 5 LA has recently undertaken the rollout phase of the Best Start Families Framework, or BSFF, at each of the 14 Best Start Communities, marking...

Open Enrollment Continues For Covered California Through March 31
On Oct. 1, 2013, Covered California began enrolling eligible Californians for health insurance coverage that will take effect on January 1, 2014...

VIDEO: Best Start Metro LA and Panorama City & Neighbors Joint Communications Workgroup
On December 5, 2013, members of Best Start Metro LA and Best Start Panorama City & Neighbors held a joint workgroup meeting at the First 5 LA...

November Commission Meeting Summary
On Thursday November 10, Best Start staff updated the First 5 LA Commission on the status of Best Start. Click below for the extensive Summary in...

Local Control Funding Formula - Help LAUSD Schools Receive the Funding They Need to Ensure All Students Succeed
Under California’s new education funding policy, school districts must submit income verification to the state on each of their students in order to...

Photo Essay: Panorama City & Metro Best Start Leaders Learn From Reporter
A reporter from La Opinion Newspaper met with leaders from Panorama City and Metro Los Angeles to share reporting tips and writing skills to inspire...

Building Stronger Families Framework Implementation Funded for up to $4.6 Million
The First 5 LA Commission is allocating up to $4.9 million in funds to begin implementing the Building Stronger Families Framework within its 14 Best...

Faith Based Leaders are Connectors through Best Start
Churches, temples, mosques — these types of institutions are often considered the backbone of a community. And while religious leaders typically...

October Commission Meeting Summary and Power Point
On Thursday October, 10, Best Start staff updated the First 5 LA Commission on the status of Best Start. Click below for the extensive Summary in...

Bringing Good Mojo to Metro
Deisy Guitierrez, Maria de Lourdes Gonzales and Ruth Andrade are bringing some good New Orleans mojo to their Best Start Metro LA community. The...

Families Get Up and Move!
Finding fun and inexpensive activities for entire families to participate in can sometimes be a challenge even in a large city like Los Angeles...

Open Enrollment Begins For Covered California In October
On Oct. 1, 2013, Covered California will begin enrolling eligible Californians for health insurance coverage that will begin on January 1, 2014...

September Commission Meeting Summary
The future of Best Start was discussed at the September 12 Commission meeting. The meeting included a report on the progress of the Building Stronger...

Questions and Answers About the Building Stronger Families Framework
On June 26, the First 5 LA Commission adopted a framework to help guide the Best Start effort moving forward. Several questions have arisen as to what...

Best Start at First 5 LA's Program and Planning Committee
First 5 LA Staff gave an update on Best Start at the Program and Planning Committee (PPC) of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners, which was held...

Free Autism Screenings by Autism Speaks
The Early Access to Care Outreach Event on September 7th will connect families who have concerns about their child’s development with onsite...

Report from July 11 First 5 LA Commission Meeting
The First 5 LA Board of Commissioners was not able to discuss Best Start at the recent Commission Meeting on July 11, 2013 due to time limitations...

Summary of the Best Start Commission Retreat
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, First 5 LA’s Board of Commissioners held a retreat to discuss Best Start. The meeting goals were to provide an update...

Special Meeting of the Commission - Best Start Commission Retreat
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 First 5 LA’s Board of Commissioners will have a special, working meeting to discuss Best Start. The purpose of this “...

Report from June 13 First 5 LA Commission Meeting
At the June 13, 2013 First 5 LA Board of Commissioners meeting, First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belshé provided a presentation summarizing the...
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