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Three evaluation leaders, including our very own Chief Evaluation and Strategy Director, Ana Jackson, share how they are fostering more equitable approaches to evaluation to ensure they are putting the people they serve at the center of their work. 

Our grantees' work to end domestic violence is echoed in first-ever national plan to end gender-based violence.

Californians in general struggle to find and afford mental health treatment, but the access difficulties are magnified for survivors. These access challenges are often compounded by practical, cultural and linguistic barriers including — as in Lisbet’s case — the overwhelming nature of domestic violence, health insurance limitations, stigma and fear of turning to authorities for help.

The financial system has become an important new frontier in the fight against intimate partner violence. More than nine in 10 survivors of an abusive relationship experience economic abuse, according to the US National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

A USC Center for Health Journalism fellow shares tips and strategies defining “Impact Reporting”, a model that incorporates powerful narratives, unassailable data, and engagement, for journalists seeking to generate change in their own communities.

Domestic violence and homelessness are both complex issues, and we need long-term, system-wide change to address them.

Spotlighting the impact of collaboratives we support as they bring those with lived experience of violence and trauma to the center of the dialogue.

Through 14 grants in the first quarter of 2023, we're fueling organizations with $3.4 million toward building the coalitions, networks, and systems changes that will make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence.


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