Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has received a $300,000 two-year grant from the Centinela Medical Care Fund of the California Community Foundation to support the Keck Diabetes Prevention Initiative (KDPI).
KDPI is a collaborative effort between USC and Childrens Hospital to identify and address the interrelated factors that lead to obesity and diabetes. It is led by Francine R. Kaufman, director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center, head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, and Anne Peters, director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program and professor of pediatrics at the Keck School.
The initiative has spent the past two and a half years working in South and East Los Angeles—areas which have been disproportionately impacted by diabetes and obesity.
The KDPI goal is to improve the health and well-being of residents in these areas by reducing the prevalence of diabetes and obesity, and enhancing prevention and treatment efforts.
The grant from the Centinela Medical Care Fund of the California Community Foundation will be used for the following: diabetes screening, self-management, and support activities utilizing community educators; access to nutritious and affordable foods by establishing a community farmers market; core staff time to provide technical assistance for local organizations; and leading policy efforts and project evaluation.
Founded in 1915, the California Community Foundation (CCF) holds more than $800 million in assets and manages more than 1,300 individual charitable funds.
Through ongoing partnerships with donors, the private and public sectors and nonprofit organizations, CCF makes grants in the areas of health, education, affordable housing and the arts.