ABOUT

 

Youth-Driven Healthy South Los Angeles (YDHLA) focused on the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Central Alameda and South Central. These neighborhoods have extremely limited access to healthy foods and are surrounded by polluted, vacant city land. Social, economic, and environmental factors have contributed to high levels of obesity, diabetes, and other cardiovascular complications. YDHLA aimed to improve obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Partnering with California Hospital Medical Center and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the project created an inviting community with healthy food. Additionally, they engaged the youth, demonstrate to them that change is possible and relied on their leadership.