Supervisor Solis’ statement opposing discrimination by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2019-11-26T14:39:38-08:00November 26th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to oppose the Federal Administration’s proposed rule to strip protections against discrimination in grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):   “The Federal government provides billions of dollars in funding [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

2019-11-19T13:14:19-08:00November 19th, 2019|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct the Chief Executive Officer to send a five-signature letter to the Department of Justice to rescind then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ June 2018 ruling in the asylum case of Matter of A-B-, the immigration [...]

LA County approves $68.4 million for construction of the Restorative Care Village at LAC+USC Medical Center

2019-11-14T12:49:33-08:00November 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Supervisor Solis passes motion requiring increased local and targeted worker hiring and Project Labor Agreements Following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken at the Board of Supervisors by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, today the Board of Supervisors approved $68.4 million for the construction [...]

LA County to Protect Vulnerable Residents from Flu Outbreak

2019-11-05T11:29:07-08:00November 5th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, services|

During the 2018-19 flu season, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) reported 125 influenza-related deaths. Last month, DPH reported the County’s first flu-related fatality this season. Sadly, individuals with underlying medical conditions and senior citizens are less likely to be vaccinated and more prone to complications and hospitalizations once they contract the [...]

LA County Expands Home Visiting Programs to Reach Vulnerable Pregnant Women

2019-10-29T14:36:09-08:00October 29th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Home visiting services can help a baby and mother during pregnancy and after birth by helping the parent connect to resources that can improve their family’s health, safety, and economic security. Though Los Angeles County has relied on state and federal funds to invest in home visiting services, the County lacks the capacity to reach [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the Trump Administration’s attempt to worsen food insecurity

2019-10-22T13:05:01-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to oppose the Trump Administration’s proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including submitting a public comment, sending a five-signature letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and monitoring and consider filing a legal [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on establishing a Countywide community outreach plan for lead-based paint remediation

2019-10-22T12:55:25-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to direct the Department of Public Health to develop and implement a community outreach, education, and engagement plan that ensures culturally-competent and accessible communication to ensure as many homes as possible receive remediation services from [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on creating an LA County Youth Climate Commission

2019-10-16T11:54:17-08:00October 15th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to begin the process to establish a Los Angeles County Youth Climate Commission: “We know that low-income communities and communities of color are suffering the most severe impacts from a changing climate, and it is [...]

LA County to Join Litigation to Oppose Expanded Definition of a Public Charge

2019-10-01T17:29:37-08:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement directing County Counsel to either file and/or join in litigation that opposes the federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge,’ which if left legally unchallenged, will take effect on October 15, 2019: “On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement calling for a temporary ban on vaping products in California

2019-10-01T17:07:13-08:00October 1st, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a five-signature letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to prohibit the sale of all vaping products in California, and to support State legislative efforts to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco, nicotine, and [...]