Improving Health Outcomes and Experiences Through Management Development
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) has recently been making major strides toward becoming a more unified, integrated and coordinated healthcare system. As part of that work, the department seeks to better engage and develop supervisors and managers. FUSE Fellow Kamina Smith helped the department develop a... Read more
Optimizing Laboratory Effectiveness and Efficiency
With its integrated system of 19 health centers, four hospitals, 670,000 unique patients and 20,000 staff members, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal healthcare system in the nation. FUSE Fellow Mala Nanda spearheaded an effort to help DHS integrate its laboratory services... Read more
Reimagining Funding for Affordable Housing
Los Angeles, like many major U.S. cities, is facing a housing affordability crisis. While the city has a severe shortage of affordable housing, prices have grown four times faster than incomes since 2000. FUSE executive fellow Frederick White worked with the Office of the City Administrative Officer and other departments... Read more
Optimizing Port Operations for Economic and Environmental Impact
The Port of Los Angeles is the largest container port in the United States. While the port is a model of innovation and sustainability, it must also keep up with increasing competition and continue to improve its operations. FUSE executive fellow Andrew Scott’s work with the port focused on developing... Read more
Promoting Employee Wellness Strategies to Improve Health and Performance
Los Angeles employs nearly 50,000 people, making it one of the largest employers in the region. To achieve its goal of creating a healthier, happier workforce, the city’s Personnel Department launched a Wellness Program, beginning with the 24,000 members of its Flex Benefits Program. FUSE Executive Fellow Joan Centanno led... Read more