Health – About the Committee

///Health – About the Committee

Health – About the Committee

The EC Health Committee monitors health issues and legislative policies affecting the Second Supervisorial District to advise Supervisor Ridley-Thomas on key issues impacting the health and wellness of the community and mobilize the community to take action.The Committee convenes a diverse group stakeholders, residents, and individuals who want to further engage and involve the community in improving the health and wellness of residents and their communities.

Goals

  1. Collaborate and link the Second Supervisorial District office with the community through the Empowerment Congress Health Committee.
  2. Educate and inform the community about key health policies and initiatives impacting the Second Supervisorial District.
  3. Support the work and activities/events of the individual EC Health committee members and the community.
  4. Identify emerging health issues in the Second Supervisorial District and determine how to influence and develop policy.

Issues

  • Promoting awareness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) and HIV/AIDS
  • Supporting disease prevention activities such as the Care Harbor LA event (formerly Care NOW, formerly RAM-LA)
  • Promoting nutritional and physical activities such as the Annual Revlon Run/Walk
  • Hosting workshops on health related issues such as the Healthy Way LA
  • Advocating for health issues impacting the community such as school based health centers and sickle cell anemia

Click here for a printable version of the Health Committee fact sheet.

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