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Advancing Prevention and Equity Together

CA4Health is an inclusive statewide community of practice made up of people and organizations working to advance chronic disease prevention and health equity in California. We do this by creating and supporting opportunities for peer networking, capacity-building, information sharing, and advocacy actions. We believe that increased collaboration, fostering non-traditional partnerships, and tackling tough challenges together will create impactful, lasting change in California.

UPCOMING EVENTS

North State Food & Farming Convening: Creating a Regional Food System Resilient to Disaster

Thu, October 24, 2019 10:00 AM ‚Äď 2:00 PM

Chico State University Farm, 311 Nicholas C Shouten Ln Chico, CA 95928

The Center for Healthy Communities, Butte County Local Food Network, Nevada County Food Policy Council, Community Action Agency, and the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems, along with the California Food & Farming Network (CFFN) invite you to the North State Food and Farming Convening: Creating a Regional Food System Resilient to Disaster. Come share and learn from the North State community on topics including supporting our family farmers, food access and recovery, and the health of local food systems in the face of disaster.

This event is an opportunity for partners working across our region to come together, share our challenges, assets, and goals, and build our shared vision for food and farming in our region. California Food & Farming Network members working at the state-level will attend to learn from local advocates and make connections to state policy opportunities. California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), Public Health Institute, CA4Health, Population Health Innovation Lab and Northern ACEs Collaborative invite you to a convening to showcase a new proposal advocating for sustained, dedicated funding to promote health equity and prevent the leading causes and death and illness in California.

Learn more HERE.

North Coast Convening

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501, USA

California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), Public Health Institute, CA4Health, Population Health Innovation Lab and Northern ACEs Collaborative invite you to a convening to showcase a new proposal advocating for sustained, dedicated funding to promote health equity and prevent the leading causes and death and illness in California.

Sign up HERE.

North State Convening

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

The McConnell Foundation, 800 Shasta View Dr, Redding, CA 96003, USA

California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), Public Health Institute, CA4Health, Population Health Innovation Lab and Northern ACEs Collaborative invite you to a convening to showcase a new proposal advocating for sustained, dedicated funding to promote health equity and prevent the leading causes and death and illness in California.

Sign up HERE.

CA4Health Workshop: Building Equity Into Everyday Practice

November 19th at the Chico Family Masonic Center in Chico, CA

CA4Health is excited to offer this FREE workshop to provide capacity building, technical assistance, and coordinated support around key issues you are working on!

 

This day-long event will consist of small teams attending a specific coaching/TA area to workshop a project or concrete idea in your work in the first half of the day. The afternoon session will allow all attendees to engage in shared learning around their topics of choice. The day is designed for you to actively participate in identifying, practicing, and applying strategies to the project or idea you bring, regardless of your topical area of work. Each workshop area will also have one follow-up virtual coaching/TA session for continued learning and application of the concepts.

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

EQUITY PRINCIPLES
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A Commitment to Equity: CA4Health Equity Principles

CA4Health has been exploring how our program office and members can collectively embody our commitment to health equity. Following PolicyLink’s Equity Summit in April, members of our CA4Health delegation collaborated to craft a set of intentions related to equity that will keep the energy and lessons alive for our network. Our first outcome from these discussions is CA4Health's Guiding Principles for Health Equity and Justice. These principles express our commitment to equity and will inform how we assess what policies and/or actions CA4Health will support.

Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows: How Immigrants in California Struggle to Get Needed Care

In California, there are an estimated 10.3 million immigrants, constituting 27% of the state’s population. 2.9 million are undocumented Californians, nearly a third of the state’s immigrants. California’s immigrants also have diverse and intersectional identities. There are an estimated 250,000 undocumented LGBTQ+ immigrants in California. Among black immigrants in California, 16% are undocumented. Many immigrants have also gone through traumatic and often violent migratory experiences. Coupled with the stigma of and misconceptions about receiving mental health services, these factors put the physical and mental wellbeing of immigrants at particular risk.

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California Food & Farming Network - Food & Farm Scorecard 2018

California’s good food movement continues to make progress creating policy that will support a healthy, just and resilient agriculture and food system. The seventy organizations linked through the California Food and Farming Network and California Food Policy Council tracked twenty-one bills in 2018. Positions were taken on seventeen of them. Through the legislative or budget process, 70% of these bills were either killed or adopted in accord with our position.

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Understanding Marijuana Webinar Series

CA4Health's 3-part webinar series provided key understandings of the effects of marijuana on our health and how to address the long-term residual consequences of its criminalization in our communities. View recordings:

Marijuana and Our Health: What we do and don't know

Marijuana and Communities:  Criminalization, Impact, and Moving Forward

Marijuana and Public Health:  Opportunities for equitable policies and approaches

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