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Site Happenings: Eastern Coachella Valley

The Hub Includes Everyone The BHC Eastern Coachella Valley initiative works across all systems that impact community health – schools, human services, economic development, transportation, and land use. There is a way out of the health crisis, but it’s going to take everyone to demand more from leaders, from their communities, and from themselves. BHC […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Merced

Together We Make #MercedCommunitiesRise A new movement is happening across California. It’s called Building Healthy Communities. BHC Merced is committed to engaging youth and adult residents from each of the areas while recognizing that each area is itself made up of diverse groups.  For BHC Merced, diversity includes people from different economic, educational, occupational, ethnic, racial, […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Boyle Heights

Local Pride Starts With Our Youth Promoting Community, Health, and Education Among the Youth at SaludArte 2016 On Saturday, March 12, 2016 the community hosted SaludArte 2016 at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. This unique event engages community, health, and education among the youth in Boyle Heights through the arts by The Building Healthy Communities-Boyle Heights Collaborative. Photo by Carolina Duarte, […]

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Meet The 14 Places

THE WHO OF BHC Health Happens when all of us matter. Building Healthy Communities partners are changing the odds so that every Californian gets a chance at a long, healthy life by addressing the causes of poor health. Building Healthy Communities is a place-based initiative that relies on a dynamic process of ongoing engagement and […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Fresno

A Healthier Nation Starts Here (Photo credit: Building Healthy Communities, Fresno) Our neighborhoods impact our health. Because where you live, impacts how you live. Fresno Building Healthy Communities (BHC) leaders are pushing for healthy and affordable housing, more and better parks, and neighborhoods free of toxic pollution. Because a healthier nation starts with ‪#‎OneHealthyFresno‬. Since […]

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Site Happenings: BHC Long Beach

Long Beach Communities Share Experiences at Visions and Voices Townhall (Photo credit: Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach) Building Healthy Communities Long Beach understands that place matters. And through their myriad community actions, they’ve been able to start changing the odds, starting with communication. With less than two weeks until local school board elections, roughly 200 students and parents […]

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Anatomy of A Win

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is focused on place because it is the environments in which we grow up, are educated, and work that determine our health outcomes. It is also where individuals find deep purpose and a sense of belonging. Strong communities are characterized by strong and dense relationship networks. These communities are resilient and can […]

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