About HICP

The Health Innovation Community Partnership is an authentic, inclusive and dynamic civic engagement process for community stakeholders to shape and support innovative partnerships, policies, development, and programs that address community needs through the lens of health. The Partnership's role is to:

  • Inform development projects on the LAC+USC Medical Center and USC Health Sciences Campus.

  • Advise County development projects and priorities.

  • Identify and shape policy recommendations impacting the surrounding communities. 

  • Be a strong and credible advocate for community interests.

  • Secure community benefits for current and future residents (e.g. local hire, affordable housing, health services, etc.).

  • Build a focus-driven collaborative of public, private, and community partners.

  • Build community leadership and capacity.

  • Meet regularly and participate in workgroups and community meetings to provide leadership and guidance, promote shared learning and collaboration.

  • Meaningfully engage community voices and interests.

Backbone Organization

The LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation, Inc. serves as the backbone organization for the Health Innovation Community Partnership and other complementary collaborative interventions working to improve health and wellbeing in Los Angeles. These include The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital, the Boyle Heights Accountable Community for Health, and the Boyle Heights-Building Healthy Communities initiative. These efforts are helmed by the Foundation and based out of our offices located on the campus of the LAC+USC Medical Center, the largest safety net hospital in Los Angeles County. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the Medical Center to support complementary care for patients as well as community engagement and population health services for local residents to ensure the Medical Center is at the heart of a thriving, healthy community. 

Membership

The Partnership launched in 2017 with 40 original members invited by Supervisor Hilda Solis to serve as founding members. Partnership meetings are open to the public and new member applications are reviewed quarterly by the Membership Committee.   

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Alma Family Services

Yolanda Duarte-White, Board Chair

Diego Rodrigues, Executive Vice President

 

Barrio Planners

Frank Villalobos, President

 

Bravo Medical Magnet School

Dr. Luis M. Lopez, Principal

 

Cal State LA

Peter Hong, Director of Strategic Initiatives

 

Central City Association

Marie Rumsey, VP of Public Policy

 

Clinica Romero

Sandra Rossato, President & CEO

 

East Los Angeles College

Dr. Armida Ornelas, Vice President

Ozzie Lopez, Workforce Development

 

East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Isela Gracian, President & CEO

 

Eastside LEADS

Pamela Agustin, Community Organizer

 

El Arca

John Menchaca, President/CEO

 

East LA Women’s Center

Barbara Kappos, Executive Director

Rebeca Melendez, Project Manager

 

Exodus Recovery

Monica Alcaraz, Coordinator

 

Grifols Biologicals, Inc.

Karen Glenn, Director of Community Engagement

 

Hillside Village

Ray Rios, Chair

 

Homeboy Industries

Jose Osuna, Director, External Affairs

 

Inner City Struggle

Maria Brenes, Executive Director

Henry Perez, Associate Director

 

Jovenes Inc.

Andrea Marchetti, President/CEO

 

JWCH Institute

Al Ballesteros, President/CEO

 

LA County CEO Office

Dave Howard, Assistant Chief

Doug Baron, Senior Manager

Kelly Quinn, Project Manager

 

LA County Department of Mental Health

Dr. Jonathan Sherin, Department Director

Gregory Polk, Chief Deputy Director

 

LA County Department of Public Health

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Department Director

Cristin Mondy, Area Health Officer

 

LA County Department of Public Works

Andy Moey, Director

Alicia Ramos, Associate

Juan Sarda, Associate

 

LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Caroline Torosis, Director

Isidro Villanueva, Manager

 

LA County First District - Office of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

Teresa Nuno, Senior Advisor

Guadalupe Duran-Medina, Planning Deputy

Waqas Rehman, Public Works Deputy

Hina Sheikh, Economic Development Deputy

 

LA County Probation Department

Terri McDonald, Chief Probation Officer

Sheila Mitchell, Chief Deputy

Alex Nieto, Senior Director

 

LA Latino Chamber of Commerce & C1P Solutions

Julius Argumedo, Board Member

 

LA Care Health Plan

Maribel Soria, Administrative Manager

 

LA Neighborhood Land Trust

Jose Gutierrez, Community Organizer

 

LAC+USC Medical Center

Jorge Orozco, CEO

Dr. Brad Spellberg, CMO

 

Latino Equality Alliance

Ari Gutierrez Arambula, Board Chair

 

Legacy LA

Lou Calanche, Executive Director

 

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

Yvonne Mariajimenez, Executive Director

 

Prevention Institute

Elva Yanez, Director of Health Equity

 

Public Counsel

Greg Bonett, Staff Attorney

 

Resident Leaders

Ana Bryan

Blanca Espinoza

Maria Leon

Liliana Martinez

Carina Sanchez

 

Self-Help Graphics

Betty Avila, Executive Director

 

The Wellness Center

Rosa Soto, Executive Director

 

Worker Education & Resource Center

Diane Factor, Executive Director

 
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