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
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accommodate as many
requests as possible.
PLACE can provide general assistance to
support the development and implementation of policies
and programs that support healthy community
Providing letters of support as part of
Advising on sources and use of health
data related to healthy community
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.
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.
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
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.