Supervisor Don Knabe, of Los Angeles County’s Fourth District, issued the following statement on the news of Kaiser Permanente’s $1 Million grant for a three year investment in a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) program in North Long Beach:
“I want to congratulate Mayor Bob Foster and 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal for their hard work and commitment to healthy living in North Long Beach. Long Beach continues to raise the bar on providing education and opportunities for its residents to make healthy lifestyle choices. This grant acknowledges that dedication. Through community partnerships and this generous funding, those most in need will have better access to healthy foods for their families and more opportunities to participate in physical activities necessary for good health and well-being. I appreciate Kaiser Permanente’s investment in our community and look forward to the positive results that can be shared with other communities in Los Angeles County.”
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a $1 million, three year grant to promote the public’s health in targeted areas of North Long Beach. Through community partnerships, the HEAL campaign encourages cities to adopt policies that will improve the physical activity and food environments for all residents.