Eat Well, Live Better - Compton

submission by CCPHA_Natalie

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

California Center for Public Health Advocacy

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


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In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


CCPHA tackles policy, systems, environmental factors that perpetuate obesity/Type 2 diabetes by developing effective advocacy campaigns to ensure that every resident, regardless of income, ethnicity, or locale, has access to healthy food/beverages.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


This project is an evidence based nutrition education advocacy program where each week for 6 weeks, 15 participants will learn how to prepare healthy snacks/meals. Participants will engage in policy advocacy trainings to build capacity of Compton residents to advocate for health promoting policies. Funds from this project will be invested in the local Compton economy, food will be purchased from local markets and the Champion Facilitators will be local residents who will receive a stipend.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to healthy food

Healthcare access

Exposure to air toxins

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Housing affordability

Rates of homelessness

Walk/bike/transit score

Acres and miles of polluted waterways

Rates of mental illness

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the healthiest place to live.


To make “LA the healthiest place to live”, we need to address the dual epidemic of obesity/type 2 diabetes in communities experiencing the most disparity, which includes the City of Compton. Located south of Downtown LA and one of LA County’s oldest Cities, Compton is home to 98,597 residents in a 10.01 square mile area, with 33.1% ages 18 and under as compared to the State of California at 25% (2010 US Census). Compton’s combined childhood overweight and obesity rate of 50.8% (CCPHA 2010) is more than double the LA county rate of 23% (CCPHA 2010), a sobering reality with researchers predicting that one in three children born after 2000—and nearly half of Latino and African American children—will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. CCPHA will train the community to act as agents of change and advocate for health promoting policies with the City of Compton and school district..

Through the Eat Well, Live Better Compton project, CCPHA will continue to build out its evidence-based initiatives to support healthy eating and active living across Los Angeles County. Integral to this work are the Champion Facilitator that CCPHA is recruiting, training and empowering to advocate for and support healthy eating and active living policy, systems and environmental changes across Los Angeles County.

With each project and program, CCPHA works to further develop an ever expanding, self-sustaining community of health advocates who are committed to making Los Angeles County the healthiest place to live. For the My LA2050 grant, CCPHA will further enhance its base of health advocates by engaging and empowering Compton residents, community leaders, policy makers and organizations to help Compton in its efforts to reduce the incidence of overweight and obesity in the city of Compton.

Further CCPHA is at the forefront of reducing sugar sweetened beverage consumption and will continue to work with community leaders and organizations across LA County to ensure that community members are informed, educated, empowered and supported by policies, systems and environmental changes to rethink their beverage choice and choose water and other healthy beverages in place of sugar sweetened beverages. CCPHA will also continue its work to support the development of safe parks and open space as part of its Healthy Parks Healthy People work and will also continue its Safe Routes to School, and Complete Streets work to support walkable and bikeable communities across LA.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


A pre-survey will be given to participants at the beginning of the series, a post-survey given at the end of the series, and a follow-up survey administered online 30-45 days after the series will be completed to fully measure the initial impact and sustainability of the program. Each evaluation tool will ask participants and Champion Facilitators to indicate their agreement (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, unsure) with a series of statements. The statements will be created specifically to reflect the learning objectives of the session. Moreover, evaluations that include a follow-up survey will measure actual utilization of skills acquired in real-world settings. Finally, open-ended questions will also be used to measure the most valuable part of the training series. Project staff will review data as a group and discuss changes needed on an ongoing basis.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Great to see this "on the ground" program directly affecting the residents of Compton, and equipping them to prepare healthier and more cost-effective meals. Looks like a winner to me!

by jrschacht2
6 months ago

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