Boyle Heights Accountable Communities for Health
The Boyle Heights Accountable Community for Health is housed at The Wellness Center at Historic General Hospital, a collaborative partnership model facilitated by the LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation and in continuous operation since 2014. The partnership includes 15 distinct nonprofit community-based organizations with collocated offices at The Wellness Center (TWC). Collectively, we provide no cost health and wellness services to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents, helping them navigate to resources that remove barriers to care and build personal resiliency to achieve and maintain good health. TWC serves families and the community as a whole through intergenerational and community programs that promote advocacy and build capacity. Our services respond to the needs of our client population; we coordinate responses around trauma-informed care and mental health, chronic disease management and prevention, pain and mobility, healthcare access and legal services, and food and housing insecurity. Through the CACHI Accelerator opportunity, we are honing our collaborative model and strengthening our community presence as a trust center and center of excellence for trauma-informed services, as we respond to the wellness needs of our neighbors in Boyle Heights and the larger Los Angeles community.