Building Healthy Communities South Los Angeles

Developed with the input of over 30 community organizations and institutions and 125 resident leaders, South Central Rooted explores four intersecting root causes or “drivers” of disparity in South Central Los Angeles.

This framework helps shed light on the systemic nature of inequality and the critical role that grassroots South Central leadership has played in creating change. South Central Rooted offers a blueprint to answer the question: What will it actually take to transform these conditions and ensure low-income communities of color can thrive in Los Angeles?

Using a health equity lens, the report explores four drivers of disparity that have tangible, day-to-day consequences on people’s abilities to lead fuller lives and participate meaningfully in their communities and the broader democracy.

The report explores four intersecting root causes, or “drivers of disparity” in South LA:

  • Gentrification, Displacement, and Homelessness
  • Poverty, Disinvestment, and Joblessness
  • Policing, Suppression, Deportation, and Mass Incarceration
  • Environmental Racism

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