City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 100615
Community Health Needs Assessment – Long Beach Health and Human Services Wants to Hear From You!
Cheryl Barrit

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is holding Community Health Needs Assessment forums this month to hear from residents about health issues affecting them, and the City.

The forums will provide Spanish and Khmer interpretation and refreshments, and are scheduled on:

• Saturday, October 10, 9:00 – 11:00 am, Ramona Park Community Center, 3301 E. 65th Street.
• Saturday, October 17, 9:00 – 11:00 am, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Community Center, 1950 Lemon Avenue.

Concerns, issues, and solutions discussed at these forums will be published in a citywide Health Assessment to be released in March 2016, supporting strategic planning efforts to address the health and social issues that impact the quality of life of Long Beach residents.

“These sessions are intended to gather information from our diverse constituents and partners,” said Kelly Colopy, Health and Human Services Director. “Our residents’ engagement in this effort will help shape health equity efforts throughout the City.”

This effort is a collaborative partnership between Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services; Long Beach MemorialCare Health System and The Children’s Clinic; Kaiser Permanente South Bay; and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center.

For additional information on the Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact Cheryl Barrit at 562.570.7920. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is here to work with the community in making Long Beach a healthier place to live, work and play. To learn more about Long Beach’s Health Department please visit,