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Planning for a Healthier South LA with the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative

This year, PSR-LA has taken a leadership role in planning for a healthier South Los Angeles through the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities strategic initiative. As the Endowment points out, where we live, work and play directly impacts our health. The evidence shows that for California to thrive, our communities must have more than available health care. Affordable housing, good jobs, safe schools, clean air, parks and playgrounds, walkable streets, markets with fresh fruits and vegetables, and strong social networks are also crucial to a healthy California.

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Oct. 31 – What Is Going On With Healthcare Reform?

Are you confused or frustrated by the healthcare reform debate? Do you want to do something, but don’t know what to do? Would you like to get information and talk with friends and colleagues? Therapists for Social Responsibility invites you to a conversation with Jackie Goldberg Former Assemblymember, LAUSD Board Member, lifelong activist.

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PSR Statement on Healthcare Reform in the United States

For physicians, and indeed for all health workers, promoting health for all is a clear social responsibility. The United States devotes enormous resources to medical care, well over 50% more per person than any other nation — yet it ranks 45th in the world in life expectancy and 33rd in infant mortality.

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PSR-LA Co-Convenes the First South Los Angeles Health & Human Rights Conference

There is a fundamental crisis of health and human rights in south Los Angeles. South L.A. has the poorest health outcomes and indicators in the County of Los Angeles‚ mirroring the health status in some developing nations. Homelessness, slum housing, violence, food disparity and lack of resources reflect the underlying epidemic in the social determinants of poor health.