Enabling LA Heroes Through Mobility
For profit business
MoceanLab will make low-emissions hybrid carshare vehicles available to healthcare providers at a significant discount, currently set at or above 50% discount, with some at 100% discount. This service will allow these frontline workers access to safe, reliable mobility that enable them to get to and from their places of work safely and efficiently. With more access to healthcare providers, our community will more effectively be able to access healthcare and mental health services, while the hybrid vehicles will help improve overall air quality.
Describe the mission of your organization.
MoceanLab serves as the model for engaging in empathetic and open collaboration with diverse stakeholders to design creative, future-focused, and inspirational human-centered solution. MoceanLab is dedicated to provide opportunities to explore equitable access to a variety of clean, reliable, and safe mobility solutions in all aspects of life.
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
- Central LA
- San Fernando Valley
- South LA
- LAUSD (select only if you have a district-wide partnership or project)
What is the problem that you are seeking to address?
Access to equitable mental health care and healthcare resources is an issue that faces many low income and under funded areas covered by LAUSD. Our program would allow LAUSD Mobile Healthcare, LAUSD faculty, and low wage healthcare workers access to reliable environmentally friendly transportation to visit patients most in need. Mocean Carshare will provide 50-100% discounts of our daily rate to those working hard on the healthcare front lines.
Describe the project, program, or initiative that this grant will support to address the problem identified.
We have a three-prong pilot for our LA Heroes Program. • LA Heroes Long-Term/Weekly Rentals: Discounted carshare rentals, 5-7 days in duration for low wage healthcare workers. Workers would need to prequalify and reserve the car a week in advance. • LA Heroes Discount for Schools: Make 50% discount available to all PK-12 faculty & staff across LAUSD schools. • New LA Heroes Fleet Healthcare Partners: Provide three vehicles free of charge to LAUSD nurse, psychologist, and aide resources that cover multiple school locations and are required to move from site to site during the day. There would be an application from the participating schools on behalf of the resources they would want to support with these vehicles.
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?Pilot or new project, program, or initiative
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
- Direct impact
- Indirect impact
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
Providing transportation options for mobile staff at LAUSD and making carshare affordable and accessible to other LAUSD staff. Our program aims to successfully improve Los Angeles traffic congestion and the corresponding environmental impact of having many vehicles on the road. Studies have shown that carsharing can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent on average. Access to carshare programs give Angelenos options so that owning a second or third car is not necessary. As a result, fewer cars on the road and increased use of smaller and more efficient vehicles have a positive impact on our air quality.
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
Transportation Access: Our success will be measured by the amount of approved drivers and percentage of utilization.
Which of the live metrics will you impact?
- Air quality
- Healthcare access
- Access to mental health services
Indicate any additional LA2050 goals your project will impact.
- LA is the best place to CREATE
NAMI SGV (National Alliance of Mental Illness - San Gabriel Valley)
Mental Health Resources for Culturally Diverse Communities
The lack of multiple language support for mental health and wellness is overwhelming evident in LA’s growing culturally diverse and multi-generational communities. NAMI SGV’s members are culturally diverse relatives, friends, caregivers, of / and persons living with chronic brain disorder who benefit from these resources. We volunteer & help in ending the stigma by offering far-reaching advocacy, support, & educational programs for all in LA. A 501(c)(3) affiliate of NAMI National, @NAMISGV, You Are Not Alone
Maxwell Vehicles LLC
The ubiquitious white van; the road to clean air
Maxwell Vehicles has figured out how to get cleaner air in LA, while benefiting community organizations and small businesses with reduced transportation costs. Now we need help getting it out there and connecting with organizations to give them more equitable access to clean air transportation.