Long Beach is a network of local residents, community based organizations, and health providers that support community engagement and involvement for a healthy, safe, and thriving Central and West Long Beach. The community reflects a rich culture and historical diversity that includes 90,000 residents of Latino, Filipino, African-American, and Cambodian heritage.
Building Healthy Communities Long Beach (BHC Long Beach) works with over forty different community-based organizations and local organizers to make health happen here through parent engagement in schools, urban agriculture, affordable housing, youth organizing, environmental justice, and violence prevention.
Additionally, BHC Long Beach utilizes time banking in coordination with The Long Beach Time Exchange (LBTE) to connect residents and build engagement within our community. Members use time instead of money to exchange skills and services and in the process of completing time exchanges, members learn new skills, uncover their gifts, make new friends, and work toward a more connected Long Beach.