Crenshaw Health Partners
Your Trusted Community Health Partner
About Crenshaw Health Partners Inc
The mission of Crenshaw Health Partners Inc (CHPI) is to improve health literacy, promote health and healthy options while providing quality access to health-related resources. We are focused on decreasing the high rates of morbidity and mortality, particularly within the Black and Brown communities. There is so much health-related information in the air waves which often tends to be confusing even to the highly educated while to others, reliable and accurate information may not be readily available.
Health literacy emphasizes the ability to use health information, rather just understanding it and focuses on the ability to make well-informed decisions rather than appropriate ones. It’s the extent to which folks have the ability to 4nd, understand and use information and services that help to make health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Crenshaw Health Partners was founded in December 2013 by a small group of
entrepreneur-thinking individuals, several who were members of the same church. Soon after its formation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Covered California came into existence. Since Crenshaw Health Partners had not established its own nonprofit status at that time, its board members made an agreement with Los Angeles Third Church of Spiritual Living for the church to serve as our fiscal sponsor. As a result of this agreement, Crenshaw Health Partners was awarded by Covered California to participate in its Navigator Grant Program.
June 2014, Crenshaw Health Partners Enrollment Center opened in the
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall in Los Angeles, California. Here, we began to provide free assistance to consumers interested in receiving healthcare coverage. Our Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) navigate through the various health plans with consumers and enrolls them into their chosen health plan. “Our health-related lecture series, formally known as “Dr. Payne’s House Calls”, was led by co-founder Brownell Payne, M.D., which provided resourceful information to the community.
Effective March 2019, Crenshaw Health Partners was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. On July 1, 2019, the separation from our fiscal sponsor, Los Angeles Third Church of Spiritual Living, became effective.
As we continue to grow…
We continue to provide you with information, education and access to quality health-related resources via various community outreach activities. As we recon4gure our operations in compliance with COVID19 restrictions, we are preparing to launch our interactive Healthy Options Program Series (H.O.P.S.)
in the near future.
To keep you informed, please click on the button below to provide your information and know that we will not give or sell your personal information without your written consent