2018 CA4Health Member and Network Policy

Poverty Reduction: CA4Health believes that reducing poverty in our communities is one of the most impactful ways to advance health equity. While California has incredible affluence, the wealth gap across our state continues to impact our most vulnerable. We support policies that focus on economic development, improved educational and employment opportunities, criminal justice and bail reform, and programs that provide financial assistance to impacted communities.

Housing: CA4Health believes that housing is a human right. Across California our cities and neighborhoods are struggling with a lack of quality, safe, affordable housing. We support policies that increase affordable housing, community-oriented development, provide supportive housing to those in need, and address homelessness across the state.

Food Justice: CA4Health believes in a just, sustainable, and inclusive food system. We support policies that increase healthy food access and food recovery, advance environmentally friendly food practices, and support workers across the food chain regardless of immigration status.

Immigration: CA4Health believes that diversity is our greatest strength. We stand in allyship with our immigrant communities, documented or undocumented. We support policies that create a just immigration system that does not bar immigrants or immigrant families from access to healthcare, education, safety, or essential services.

CA4Health is a statewide community of practice committed to increasing health equity across California. Other policy areas we track and support relate to: Mental Health, Universal Healthcare Access, Violence Prevention and Social Justice.