Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) will hold a public hearing Wednesday night, Sept. 8, where the BCHD Board of Directors will consider certifying that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the District’s Healthy Living Campus Master Plan complies with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).   The process for completing an EIR, mandated by California…

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  Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is asking residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach to take its Community Health Survey to better understand local health needs, which guide its health priorities, program and service offerings. The online community- and individual-level questionnaire captures zip code-specific information and unique perspectives of community members regarding…

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On Wednesday, more than 70 volunteers tended to elementary school gardens in Redondo Beach for Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) LiveWell Kids Garden Prep Day. This year, volunteers, parents and students worked in eight of BCHD’s LiveWell Kids gardens, a program that works to prevent childhood obesity through hands-on gardening and nutrition lessons. Volunteers planted…

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By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District August is back to school season and families and students are checking in to make sure they have all they need for a successful school year. Registration and classes? Check. School supplies? Check. Face masks? Check. Now is also a great time to check in…

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Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) hosted a luau at its AdventurePlex facility in Manhattan Beach on July 24 to honor and thank its volunteers and community partners who assisted with its COVID-19 response, including working at its testing and vaccination sites, running essential errands for those needing help during COVID-19, supporting student health during distance…

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By William Kim, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District Earlier this week, Los Angeles County announced that over half of residents aged 16 and above have been vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone and evidence that vaccines are an important tool in the fight against the virus. In L.A. County, just 11% of…

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Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Micro-Enrichment Grants (MEG) to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. These grants can provide up to $5,000 per request in a fiscal year for small, one-time, project-based health initiatives. This application period runs until noon on May 21, 2021,…

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By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District After living with COVID-19 for more than a year, Los Angeles County is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. More than 8 million vaccine doses have been administered in the County and we continue to move forward through the State’s…

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  An all-volunteer project to restore a popular recreation area in Hermosa Beach is now offering the community a chance to “leave their mark in Valley Park.” Last month, Leadership Hermosa Beach announced its annual class project, Valley for All, which was unanimously approved by the Hermosa Beach City Council. The green light from the…

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By Dan Smith & Ronnie Nakasone, Beach Cities Health District You were able to book that vaccination appointment (finally!). If you are lucky, you’ve already completed the vaccine regimen – two doses for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose for the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson version. Now that you’re vaccinated, it’s not quite…

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Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its non-profit agency grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The application period will run until noon, May 7, 2021. BCHD’s ad hoc grants committee will select…

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  By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District Vaccine envy, FOMO (fear of missing out) or plain jealousy. Wondering if that person who posted their vaccination selfie on social media was really eligible or if they jumped the line.  Wanting your dose but feeling guilty about the equity and wondering if you…

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Hermosa Beach singer and songwriter Kevin Sousa will be performing this Thursday, March 25, 6-7 p.m. with his band in a free livestream event put on in partnership with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) and BeachLife Festival. The virtual event will also feature performances by Manhattan Beach’s Gavin Heaney, known in the music industry as…

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The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers has presented Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) with an Excellence Award for its 2020-21 fiscal year Operating Budget. BCHD is the only health district to meet the CSMFO standards of excellence. BCHD has received one or more CSMFO honors every year they have been given since the 2007-2008…

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  Local health agency Beach Cities Health District, in partnership with BeachLife Festival, invites residents to join their “B-Well” campaign to spread happiness during these challenging times. B-Well offers the community free mental health tools, encouraging videos, celebrity livestream performances, virtual events, chances to win prizes and more.   Each week, B-Well will offer tips…

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The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents to serve on its Properties Committee as Community Advisors. All Community Advisors have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the Beach Cities community. Meetings are generally held quarterly and scheduled for evenings. Community Advisors…

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