From October 2014 through May 2015, Latino Healthcare Forum (LHCF) was paid $75,000 by the City of Austin for a “community health assessment” of the North Lamar/Rundberg area. St David’s Foundation also contributed funding.
City of Austin contract with Latino Healthcare Forum
LHCF did not meet with the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood team, the broadly neighborhood-based group working to implement a vision and goals developed during a two-and-a-half year planning process, based on data and expertise of professionals. Instead, LHCF attached the project to an advisory group installed by the Austin police department and consisting primarily of non-stakeholders with no background in community health or related fields such as neighborhood development.