Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles

The South LA Health Equity Scorecard examines the health of South Los Angeles residents in the context of the social and economic policies that contribute to inequitable resource levels. Scorecard then provides recommendations for policy solutions to achieve health equity. Scorecard was designed to serve as a tool for drawing public attention to and contributing to a greater understanding of the institutional and systemic barriers to health.

Residents of South Los Angeles suffer from the highest rates of morbidity and mortality in Los Angeles County. This is attributed in large part to the historical patterns of migration and segregation that today make South Los Angeles home to the largest population of African Americans (45.6%) and Hispanic or Latino populations (18.5%) in this region of more than 9 million residents.

South Los Angeles stands as an icon for all that plagues the urban inner cities across the country. Much of the disease burden can be attributed to the erosion of resources and the inequitable distribution of resources as a result of public/private divestment.

Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions

  1. 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
  2. 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
  3. 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
  4. 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
  5. 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
  6. 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
  7. 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
  8. 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
  9. 9. Developing a Health Equity Toolbox for Health Practitioners to Advance Public Health Advocacy to Eliminate Health Disparities
  10. 10. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
  11. 11. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
  12. 12. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
  13. 13. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
  14. 14. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food