Families in Good Health

Families in Good health is a multilingual, multicultural health and social education program for the Southeast Asian, Latino and other communities in Long Beach. Its mission is to help the community make informed choices and gain access needed health and social resources.

Families in Good Health programs

EM3 Program: Educated Men with Meaningful Messages (EM3) works to reduce teenage pregnancy by involving young Southeast Asian men in health education, training, outreach and advocacy with their peers and community.

Medical Benefits Program: The Medical Benefits Program provides the Long Beach community with information on Healthy Families and MediCal benefits, eligibility and services.  Additionally, the program helps increase access to health care in Long Beach's ethnic communities.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Research and Outreach: This collaborative project works with nine Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic groups to provide outreach and education on early screening and patient navigation.

More Families in Good Health programs

  • Best Babies Collaborative
  • Cultural Healing Team
  • The First Five (Educating Providers, Supporting Children)
  • Healthy Aging for Pacific Asian Services (HAPAS)
  • Kellee Murchison-Bennett Love Your Heart Program
  • Women's Get Healthy, Stay Healthy
  • Young Women's Movement for Vision and Purpose (MVP)

Call Families in Good Health at 562.491.9100 for more information.

Parenting Workshops

Families in Good Health and Healthy Families America program are funded by First 5 LA and Department of Public Health, offering services throughout the Long Beach and Wilmington area. Families in Good Health offers Nurturing Parenting Programs Workshops. The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) is an evidence based program that focuses and builds protective factors such as: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need; and social emotional competence of children. A strong connection between strengthening Families and the Nurturing Parenting Programs allows cross-disciplinary thinking to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

The workshops will help empower parents with new knowledge, beliefs, strategies, and skills to make good and healthy lifestyle choices. The goal of prevention-education is to empower. These workshops are 10-weeks long and will be facilitated once a week. Topics discussed include the following, along with other common topics as needed:

  • The philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parenting
  • Ages and Stages of Growth for Infants and Toddlers
  • Ways to enhance Positive Brain Development in Children and Teens
  • Communicating with Respect
  • Building Self-Worth in Children
  • Understanding Feelings
  • Understanding and Developing Family Morals, Values and Rules
  • Praising Children and their Behavior
  • Alternatives to Spanking
  • Learning Positive Ways to Deal with Stress and Anger

All workshops are FREE of cost, first come first serve. Childcare will be provided and Parking Validation upon RSVP.

Workshop Schedule

English and Spanish workshops
Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

To reserve a seat please contact: Families in Good Health 562.491.9000.

Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby is a free, voluntary program available to expectant mothers through the journey of pregnancy and into early parenthood.

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First 5 LA Profiles Parent-Coach

Sithary Ly, a parent-coach supervisor at St. Mary Medical Center's Families in Good Health, is profiled by First 5 LA.

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