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WE Connect Health Care Fair Brings Enrollment Aid To Long Beach

As the health care marketplace open enrollment window commenced yesterday, The California Endowment and Long Beach Building Healthy Communities in partnership with the City of Long Beach encouraged young adults and the uninsured to enroll in Medi-Cal and private insurance plans. Nearly 600 Long Beach residents attended Saturday’s WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource […]

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Bringing to Light the Struggle of Cambodian Immigrants and Their Families

April 17, 2015 will mark the 40 year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, which ushered in a four year reign of terror in which 2 million Cambodians died (approximately 25% of the total population).  Those who survived experienced extreme deprivation, total breakdown of family and societal functioning, escape through mine-laden jungles, displacement […]


BHC & GRID Alternatives Bring Solar Energy to Central Long Beach

  On Saturday, October 4th, two Long Beach families in Central Long Beach received solar energy systems and decades of clean, affordable power, thanks to the result of a collaboration between Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHC) and GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA). With the help of over 35 community members and local elected […]

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City Council Approves Partial Funding for Language Access Policy

After 6 straight weeks of organizing residents and speakers to attend budget hearings (including Budget Oversight Committee (BOC) and City Council budget hearings), the Language Access Coalition achieved a victory by winning money in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to fund the City’s Language Access Policy.  In 2013, the Language Access Coalition was successful in getting the City of […]

Upcoming Events

  1. BHC Hub Office Closed

    December 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - January 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am
  2. Health Care Enrollment Clinic

    December 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Neighborhoods Workgroup

    January 5, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm