Community Programs

Published on July 5, 2019
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If you're in the Southern California area, you probably felt the recent earthquakes. It isn't too late to get prepared. The Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles strives for pediatric disaster preparedness to help mitigate the... Read More
Published on June 18, 2015
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A thriving Children’s Hospital Los Angeles program builds better dads—and better men. Kevin Haigh admits to being a father-in-progress. “I don’t know what I’m doing, actually,” he says. But he’s trying, having spent the past 18 months attending L.A. Fathers, a support ... Read More
Published on November 19, 2014
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The name Sugar Ray might sound sweet, but in the ring, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard was anything but. However, well after his boxing career, Sugar Ray Leonard faces his biggest opponent yet, juvenile diabetes. In support of the Kids N Fitness program at Children’s Hospital... Read More
Published on June 17, 2014
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By Rolando Gomez, MBA, manager, Government and Public Policy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Pharmacists and pharmacy interns at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles collaborated with pharmacists from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, the Los Angeles Police... Read More
Published on March 20, 2014
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By Jennifer Jing, MS, media liaison and science writer, Marketing Communications, The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? I learned this—and other helpful nutrition facts—at my first Kids N Fitness© class... Read More
Published on November 28, 2012
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Searching for toys in mom’s closet and using chore money to buy more toys was on Erin Timperley’s 12-year-old agenda. In 2001, she and her cousins decided to donate toys to kids who were less fortunate. Little did Erin and her cousins know that their 2001 toy drive effort would... Read More
Published on October 16, 2012
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On Oct. 26, the two sides of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' main campus will be connected. And once complete in the coming months, the long-awaited bridge will be the first of its kind to span across famous Sunset Boulevard.“We’re the first hospital in Los Angeles with a... Read More
Published on September 21, 2011
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Each year, Child Passenger Safety Week (CPS) is celebrated across the country to remind parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in the seat that meets their weight and height requirements. Child passenger safety technicians will be... Read More
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At exactly 4:30 pm, counselors blow their whistles and a storm of breathless kids—basketballs and hula hoops in hand— rush inside and take their seats. It’s graduation day at Camp H.E.A.L. “Today, your kids are the teachers,” says Minister Dawnesha Beaver to the proud parents... Read More
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Kyle Wong, age 47, is a health and wellness geek. He can talk for hours about nutritious foods and spends his weekends ziplining, hiking, boogie-boarding and “having as much fun as possible”. Rewind to three years and 114 pounds ago, when Kyle was struggling to keep up with his... Read More
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Recently, there has been buzz about the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about keeping your kids rear-facing until age 2 or until they reach the maximum weight or height on their car seat. These recommendations were provided in March 2011,... Read More
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The original version of this story is featured in Community Benefit Report, 2013 issue (page 20). Recent studies show that in Los Angeles, 22 percent of young adults ages 18 to 24 live in poverty. Among those ages 20 to 24, unemployment is 9.4 percent, compared to 6.1 percent... Read More