• Accessible Health Care

It all began with a conversation.

In 2003, a couple of CEOs of community health centers serving South Los Angeles began meeting informally to discuss some of the common challenges they faced as safety net providers.

Their challenges were unique to the South Los Angeles community that they served. | Read More |



Immigrants, the Poor and Minorities Gain Sharply Under Health Act
The first full year of the Affordable Care Act brought historic increases in coverage for low-wage workers and others who have long been left out of the health care system, a New York Times analysis has found. According to Jim Mangia, CEO of St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, “From the vantage point of the poor and working poor, Obamacare has been profound.”| Read More |

New Preventive Health Program Helps South L.A. Seniors Get ‘HAPPI’
The Healthy Aging Partnership in Prevention Initiative, a community-based research project, has assembled a diverse team to encourage use of clinical preventive services. The collaborative effort includes: Los Angeles Department of Public Health; Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers; Los Angeles City and County Departments of Aging; Local community-based organizations; and a multidisciplinary group of UCLA investigators. | Read More |

Southside Coalition members St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center staff are interviewed in the New York Times about the rollout of Health Care Reform in California. With enthusiastic backing from state officials and an estimated seven million uninsured, California is a crucial testing ground for the success of President Obama’s health care law.| Read More |

Southside Coalition Promotoras de Salud Fill Health Care Reform Knowledge Gap for Patients
For more than two years, Southside Coalition Promotoras de Salud have been sharing conversations about health care reform with patients in South Los Angeles health center waiting rooms. The article discusses this and other best practices Southside Coalition team members are using to connect patients with the resources they need. | Read More |

Six Southside Coalition Health Centers to Receive Obamacare Funding to Aid Enrollment.
Six Southside Coalition Health centers are among the 26 California clinics that will receive funds from the Affordable Care Act to help uninsured Californians enroll in health insurance programs. | Read More |

Do Community Health Centers Mean Better Care for Chronically Ill Patients?
In the debate about how to improve health care while reigning in costs, a Los Angeles Times article posed this important question, “Are clinics better than emergency rooms for the chronically ill?” The article follows the care provided by Southside Coalition member T.H.E. Clinic. | Read More |

Watts Healthcare Corporation Takes Wellness Care Back to School.
Opening new wellness centers in schools is just one way that Southside Coalition community health centers extend care into more areas of South Los Angeles where healthcare is most needed. Watts Healthcare Corporation recently opened a new health center in Locke High School. | Read More |