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News

Forging equitable futures for student parents, the cost of childcare in America, and more.

Meaningful progress toward health equity is only possible when the California communities most affected by inequities have the power to set their own prevention priorities — and public systems are prepared to support those priorities.

With another round of investments this week — 32 grants representing nearly $10 million — we are excited to partner with diverse organizations and communities across the state.

Whether highlighting overdue strides in equal pay for AANHPI women, supporting a teen in sharing her experience of an abusive relationship, or sharing strategies for elected officials to do right by child care workers, we offer stories of empowerment in a spirit of linking arms and building a better future together.

During the past two years, three pivotal efforts have emerged in California to shape, name, and resource the world we want to see.

When we are doing our job well as grantmakers, we are empowering people and communities in California to drive the changes they need to achieve health equity and end domestic violence.

The historic, and current, health disparities experienced by the Black community are a grievous injustice that cause tremendous harm.

Putting together this first issue of the new year, we found perspectives and voices that remind us what a powerful and empowering tool storytelling can be.

As we look back on 2021 and ahead to 2022, we see that struggle and celebration are often linked — two sides of the same coin.

This fall, we have witnessed a groundbreaking public debate about care and caregiving in our society. It’s deeply personal.

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