Health Equity

Health Equity

Healthy and Sustainable Inglewood Collaborative

The Social Justice Learning Institute works in partnership with more than 40 community stakeholders which include representatives from the business community, families, local government officials, and community organizations, to advance policies that mitigate against climate change, improve health in the built environment and advance the local economy.  

Urban Health Fellowship

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, in a 2009 report stated, the death rate for African Americans was higher than Whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide. 

In response to the health crises impacting communities of color, SJLI with funding from The California Wellness Foundation has developed a six-week, hands-on internship and training fellowship.

100 Seeds of Change

In many communities of color, individuals lack affordable and accessible healthy food sources. The result of this inequality is seen in increased health risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. For example, in Inglewood, nearly 48% of students are classified as obese. Considering these facts, and the predominance of fast food restaurants, liquor stores, and low quality chain supermarkets in the community, the Social Justice Learning Institute developed 100 Seeds of Change.