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Watts-Willowbrook

The Watts-Willowbrook community has strong momentum for change and has high levels of local activism and capacity. Local organizations have driven a concerted effort to increase collaborations, with the aim of increasing the sustainability of their efforts and to provide better services to the community. The increase in collaboration is made possible by shifting the focus to individuals and patients rather than organizations. Various developments in the area can be “synergistic opportunities”, including the redevelopment of Jordan Downs, the re-opening of Martin Luther King, Jr. hospital in 2012 and the expansion of the Department of Health Services Public Private Partnership school-based health center at Jordan High School.

Community leadership in Watts-Willowbrook is described as “collaborative, passionate, committed, hands-on in the field and competent.”


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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...

VIDEO: Covered CA Forum in Watts-Willowbrook
On November 20, 2013 the Watts-Willowbrook Best Start Community Partnership held a meeting on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California. Local...

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...

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...

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...

Obamacare Q&A in Watts-Willowbrook
Join us at the Best Start Watts-Willowbrook Community Partnership meeting to discuss the new health insurance law and Covered California! You’ll...

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...

Watts-Willowbrook Supports Fatherhood Engagement
The Best Start Watts-Willowbrook community partnership was a proud sponsor of the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Million Father March, which took place at...

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...

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...

Best Start Brings Healthy Thinking — and Drinking — to Watts
Five-year-old Taj needed a hug. He found one in an unusual location: Watts Healthy Farmer’s Market. “I feel happy because he hugged me back,”...

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...
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