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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 42122-2
City Launches Request for Proposals for Promotora/Community Health Champions Program
Seeking an organization to provide training and technical assistance for community-based organizations engaged in the program
Jennifer Rice Epstein
Public Affairs Officer
Department of Health and Human Services

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched a Request for Proposals (RFPs) seeking an organization to partner with the City’s Department of Health and Human Services and local organizations to provide training and technical assistance for a cohort of community-based organizations (CBOs) engaged in the Promotora/Community Health Champions Program who will work to create a more robust network of Health Champions in Long Beach. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11 a.m. on May 23, 2022.

Promotora/Community Health Champions are a team of community navigators, care coordinators and community engagement champions who promote education and wellness opportunities with focuses on increasing access to health screenings, health education, mental health resources, well-being resources, and connecting the community to these resources. The awarded organization will be a trusted community advisor providing key insights on best practices to five to seven partner organizations to develop their Promotora/Community Health Champions programs. The scope of work includes providing trainings, developing health education materials, offering technical assistance and conducting program evaluation activities.

A virtual information session is planned for interested organizations on Tuesday, May 5, at 11 a.m.

Specific details related to project scope areas, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available at PlanetBids. The City also has developed an instructional video on the registration process. 

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 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

Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 562.441.3590 or