Success Stories

  • Eastside HEAL Zone Outdoor Fitness Courses

    Community: Eastside Riverside, Riverside County

    01-12-2016

    Recently installed outdoor fitness courses at Bordwell and Lincoln Parks encourage visitors to take their fitness activities outside.  The fitness courses…

  • City of Riverside Adopts Healthy Food and Beverage Policy

    Community: Eastside Riverside, Riverside County

    11-10-2015

    In the Eastside Heal Zone, in line with the California Department of Public Health's Rethink Your Drink Campaign, the City's Parks, Recreation, and Community…

  • Lemon Grove Adopts Joint Use Agreement

    Community: Lemon Grove, San Diego County

    11-03-2015

    The Lemon Grove School District Board and Lemon Grove City Council approved a Joint Use Agreement in October and November 2015, respectively, for the newly constructed…

  • Lemon Grove Honored with Healthy Community Award

    Community: Lemon Grove, San Diego County

    10-21-2015

    The City of Lemon Grove was recognized with the "Healthy Community Award" for the second consecutive year at the October 21, 2015 Circulate San Diego Annual…

  • Hollywood High School Gets a “Taste of Tomorrow”

    Community: Hollywood, Los Angeles County

    10-14-2015

    Hollywood High School continues to reinvent itself as an increasingly healthy place for students to learn, grow and succeed. On October 14, restaurateurs, chefs,…

  • Healthy Mural Transforms Eastside Market Exterior

    Community: Eastside Riverside, Riverside County

    08-15-2015

    La Tapatia market in Eastside received a healthy mural transformation on the weekend of August 15th. The beautification projects now provides promotion and visibility…

  • Resident Leaders Learning Community

    Community: Southern California

    08-01-2015

    Approximately 150 residents and partners from across Southern California participated in the HEAL 2015 Resident Leaders Learning Community at the Crown Plaza…

  • Activate Whittier Honored with the AHA NOVA Award

    Community: Whittier, Los Angeles County

    07-24-2015

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) honored Activate Whittier, one of only five, with the AHA NOVA Award during the July 24, 2015 Health Forum & AHA…

  • Healthy Ontario Awarded the BUILD Health Challenge Grant

    Community: Ontario, San Bernardino County

    06-09-2015

    From over 300 applicants, the Healthy Ontario Initiative was one of 18 community collaborations honored as a national leader in promoting health. Healthy Ontario…

  • Long Beach’s First Ever Beach Streets Uptown

    Community: North Long Beach, Los Angeles County

    06-06-2015

    Beach Streets Uptown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Known more generally…

  • The Children’s Clinic Hosts HEAL Zones in Long Beach

    Community: North Long Beach, Los Angeles County

    04-29-2015

    The Children's Clinic hosted a peer exchange with Lemon Grove, Ontario, Riverside, Ventura, and Kaiser Permanete peers in the North Long Beach HEAL Zone…

  • Analaura Amezquita Recognized for Her Work in Whittier

    Community: Whittier, Los Angeles County

    03-30-2015

    Ms. Amezquita has participated in Activate Whittier’s “Change Starts with Me” training and served as a dedicated volunteer with Activate Whittier…

  • Lori Tiffany Honored for Her Work in Whittier

    Community: Whittier, Los Angeles County

    03-15-2015

    Lori Tiffany was nominated by Gloria Villa, Communications Specialist, Uptown Whittier MCA. Ms. Tiffany is the Executive Director of the Uptown Whittier YMCA…

  • Students Take Pledge Not to Get Caught “Red-Handed” in Hollywood High School

    Community: Hollywood, Los Angeles County

    02-01-2015

    The F.A.M.E. (Fit, Active, Motivated, and Empowered) Health Club and Healthy Athletes Committee students said enough is enough with the black market sales of…

  • Ninfa Delgado Honored for Her Work in Riverside

    Community: Eastside Riverside, Riverside County

    02-01-2015

    Ninfa Delgado, Vice President and COO of Riverside Community Health Foundation, was honored by two organizations in February. Nominated by a resident, Ninfa…

  • 24 Child Care Sites in Lemon Grove Receive Wellness Champion Designation

    Community: Lemon Grove, San Diego County

    11-07-2014

    The Lemon Grove HEAL Zone and YMCA Childcare Resource Service (CRS) hosted a graduation celebration on November 7th for twenty-four child care providers who…

  • Talented Artist Designs HEAL Mural at Hollywood High School

    Community: Hollywood, Los Angeles County

    10-01-2014

    As part of his senior project, student and artist Jose De La Paz has completed a Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) mural at Hollywood High School. Jose is…

  • Hollywood High School Student Named Champion of Health

    Community: Hollywood, Los Angeles County

    10-01-2014

    Congratulations to Wendy Siguenza from Hollywood High School for being a recipient of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy 2014 Emerging Health Leader…

  • Lancaster, Lemon Grove, and Ventura Schools Win Fire Up Your Feet Challenge Awards

    Community: Southern California

    10-01-2014

    Thousands of students, families, and school staff at schools across the country tracked their physical activity during the Fire Up Your Feet Fall 2014 Activity…

  • Resident Leaders Inspire at Local Convening

    Community: Southern California

    08-16-2014

    Over sixty neighborhood and school parent leaders and partners gathered on a bright sunny day at Uptown Whittier YMCA. The goals were simple: to inspire residents…

  • Youth Leaders Connect at Regional Convening

    Community: Southern California

    07-16-2014

    Over sixty youth and adult mentors from across Southern California Kaiser HEAL communities gathered in Lemon Grove and Ventura to connect, share, and learn from…

  • City of Lemon Grove Adopts Health and Wellness Element

    Community: Lemon Grove, San Diego County

    07-15-2014

    The City Council of Lemon Grove unanimously adopted a new Health and Wellness Element in their General Plan on July 15th. Mayor Mary Teresa Sessom expressed…

  • Northgate Market with a Touch of HEAL Zone Branding

    Community: Anaheim, Orange County

    06-01-2014

    Northgate Market successfully launched their healthy food branding campaign in the Anaheim HEAL Zone. They expanded the deli and produce area with HEAL partner…

  • Congressional Recognition of Whittier Healthy Picks Program

    Community: Whittier, Los Angeles County

    04-23-2014

    Concerned with the health of the community, Whittier Farms owners, Leo and Sandra Anguiano voluntarily joined the effort towards making the healthy choice the…

  • First Annual Sheik-A-Thon at the Famous Hollywood Sign

    Community: Hollywood, Los Angeles County

    04-14-2014

    California weather was at its best on Monday, April 14 as more than 120 students, parents, staff and teachers from Hollywood High School joined with representatives…