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695 S. Vermont Avenue,
South Tower, 14th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 351-1935
Technical Assistance

PLACE offers a range of technical assistance to Los Angeles County jurisdictions experiencing health and economic inequities, including assistance with policy development and program implementation. If you have a specific technical assistance request and/or interested in learning more, please contact Chanda Singh at csingh@ph.lacounty.gov. We will accommodate as many requests as possible.

General Assistance
PLACE can provide general assistance to support the development and implementation of policies and programs that support healthy community environments, including:

  • Providing letters of support as part of funding applications
  • Advising on sources and use of health data related to healthy community environment


Please also visit our Resources page for additional PLACE-produced technical assistance guides.

Project Technical Assistance
PLACE has technical assistance programs intended to assist cities to develop policies and plans that create healthy community environments. PLACE prioritizes working with cities whose populations have poorer health outcomes compared to their peer cities in Los Angeles County. Under this program, PLACE staff partner with City staff to manage and/or directly implement a project of the City's choosing. This program is funded through grants and County staff time.

Policy Development
PLACE assists cities to develop policies that encourage walking and bicycling. Examples of past projects include developing supportive policies as part of General Plan Updates, Complete Streets Policies, and City Resolutions making a commitment to healthy living strategies.

Planning
PLACE provides direct planning assistance to develop active transportation plans through our "Partnerships for Active Transportation and Health (PATH)" program. Currently, PLACE is partnering with the City of Hawaiian Gardens to develop an Active Transportation Master Plan, and the City of San Fernando to develop an Active Transportation and Safe Routes Master Plan. Funding for this work is provided by a grant from Kaiser Permanente.

Through a former program, 'Healthy Policies Initiative," PLACE provided project management, technical assistance, and community outreach support to develop Safe Routes to School plans for the cities of Cudahy, South Gate, and Huntington Park; park plan for city of Norwalk; and bicycle and pedestrian plans for the cities of Lynwood and Pomona.

Implementation
PLACE has a pilot program to offer grant writing assistance to high-need local jurisdictions to apply for funding for the implementation of active living plans and policies. PLACE partners with city staff to develop action plans for upcoming grant opportunities and serves as a lead grant writer for local, state, and federal funding. PLACE seeks to ensure that Los Angeles County communities are able to competitively obtain funding to support infrastructure improvements and associated programming. Currently, PLACE is partnering with the cities of Cudahy, Norwalk, Lancaster, and Pomona. Funding for this work is provided by a grant from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

 
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