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LA County Acts to Address Rising Homeless Mortality Rate

Concerned about the rapidly growing number of deaths among Los Angeles County’s homeless population, the Board of Supervisors voted to conduct an in-depth assessment of their health needs with the goal of improving treatment outcomes and decreasing the mortality rate. A newly released report by the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) found the […]

First of Its Kind Behavioral Health Center On the Rise

Twelve years after its closure, the building that once housed the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building is being repurposed into the first of its kind Martin Luther King, Jr. Behavioral Health Center. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $335-million project, which is intended to serve people struggling with mental illnesses, substance […]

Device that Instantly Diagnoses Ear Infections Headlines the 2019 Lundquist Institute’s Innovation Showcase

Local startups working on everything from a device that diagnoses children’s ear infections with the push of a button, to a gene therapy to replace opioids, to a diagnostic providing a highly specific analysis of cancerous lesions shared their groundbreaking innovations at the Lundquist Institute’s (formerly known as LA BioMed) sixth annual Innovation Showcase. At […]

Moving Educational Equity Beyond the Schoolhouse

UCLA researchers and local education leaders convened at the Wellnest Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life-Learning Center to discuss the release of Beyond The Schoolhouse, a policy report, examining both in-school and out-of-school risk factors that impact Black children’s educational success in Los Angeles County. In a presentation that included several specific recommendations for local, state […]