On March 14, 2017 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a joint motion by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl to initiate an ongoing partnership process between LA County, the LAC+USC Medical Campus, and a broad base of community stakeholders “to ensure that the use of County assets and development in the area is responsive to community needs and priorities, and tied to near and long-term community benefits.”
The Health Innovation Community Partnership was created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to promote and advance health, wellness, and economic well-being for the eastside communities of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, City Terrace, East Los Angeles, and Northeast Los Angeles.
The Partnership is a dynamic collaboration between the County of Los Angeles, health agencies, community-based organizations, residents, schools, and the local business sector working together to shape and support partnerships, policies, programs and development opportunities that address community priorities and will help create a healthy village.
The Health Innovation Community Partnership will promote and advance a healthy and economically resilient community in and around the LAC+USC Medical Center and USC Health Sciences Campus, with a vision of a thriving health innovation district that provides world-class integrated health delivery, while at the same time promoting health equity, wellness, and economic well-being in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Partnership will effectively weigh the growth opportunities of the health campuses with the impact they will have on surrounding communities, advocate for community benefits, mitigate strategies, and meaningfully shape public decisions, all while prioritizing the needs of current low-income area residents.