PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/19/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081922
Subject:
City Launches Request for Proposals for Community Organizations to Expand or Launch New Promotora/Community Health Champion Programs
Contact:
Amanda Recio
562.965.2839
Amanda.Recio@longbeach.gov
Public Affairs Specialist
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services




Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with community organizations to expand existing or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champion (P/CHC) programs that promote education and wellness opportunities across Long Beach communities. P/CHC are community navigators, care coordinators and community engagement champions who focus on increasing community access and connection to health screenings, health education, and mental health and well-being resources. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s procurement platform, Long Beach Buys by 11 a.m. (PST) on Sept. 20, 2022.

This funding opportunity is intended to bring together local community-serving organizations that want to build and expand the presence of P/CHC to specifically reach and connect Long Beach residents who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide accurate and culturally responsive health information and resources. Multiple organizations will be awarded, and priority will be given to ensure representation of Long Beach’s diverse communities are reflected in the awards made.

Awarded contractors will be connected to each other through learning communities and a unified Training and Technical Assistance Provider, who will support the awarded contractors in a variety of ways, including core curriculum delivery, materials development, program evaluation and one-on-one organizational development.

Specific details related to this Request for Proposal (RFP), including project scope, eligibility requirements, and submission instructions are available through Long Beach Buys

The City previously launched a RFP seeking an organization to partner with to provide training and technical assistance for a cohort of community-based organizations engaged in Promotora/Community Health Champion programs. The P/CHC Training and Technical Assistance Provider has been chosen and is anticipated to start late summer 2022.

This program is made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve million dollars have been allocated to support Health Equity, which includes prioritizing investing in community organizations who have knowledge and expertise in serving communities most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at longbeach.gov/recovery. 

Media inquiries may be directed to Amanda Recio, Public Affairs Specialist, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 562.965.2839 or Amanda.Recio@longbeach.gov.