LCHC Policy Priorities
Research and Data

Supportive Communities

In Supportive Communities, the neighborhoods are safe, residents know one another and are involved in the community, and opportunities exist within the community for cultural expression and acceptance. Supportive communities allow residents to reach their full health potential by creating trusting relationships and generating feelings of hope.

Safe Neighborhoods

Safe Neighborhoods are inviting to community residents. They include safe places to be active, well-lit walkways and streets, encourage interaction among residents, and have robust economic activity.

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Hope & Efficacy

Hope and Efficacy means that individuals feel that they can meaningfully impact change and contribute to solving larger problems within their immediate family or community.

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Social Connectedness

Social Connectedness in a community means that residents feel that they are part of a network of friends, family, and other neighbors, where trust, support, and social cohesion are abundant.

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Cultural Identity

Cultural Identity celebrates community residents’ shared culture, history, and traditions. Cultural reflections are positive and provide opportunities for expression and participation through art, including everything from murals to dance and other meaningful celebrations.

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