Compton Family Health Collaborative
Through a multi-source review of local health disparities data, the CFHC identified obesity as the key issue to address between 2007-2010. We believe that reducing obesity among children in Compton is a gateway to improving overall community health. The goal of the CFHC is to reduce the obesity rate among children in L.A. County’s Service Planning Area 6, which encompasses Compton, from 29.0% to 24.0% by 2010.
The collaborative meets quarterly, including a year-end celebration of accomplishments.
Collaborative Capacity Building
A 10-member CFHC Leadership Task Force (LTF) was formed in September 2006 to serve as the working group of the CFHC. The LTF works to strengthen the CFHC’s infrastructure through strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. Additionally, the LTF works to identify new partnerships, create work plans, and increase the visibility of the CFHC.
The CFHC continues to grow its membership and strengthen partnerships to create community-level change. Currently, we are focusing on our partnership with the Compton Unified School District’s Student Nutrition Services Department to improve the school food environment as one way to help reduce childhood obesity.
Compton Community Obesity Needs Assessment Results