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The California Wellness Foundation Newsletter is published quarterly by the Communications Department. Its purpose is to report on the Foundation’s efforts to improve the health of Californians through its grantmaking program. Grantseekers, program planners, policymakers, news media professionals and representatives from other foundations can learn about:

  • successful projects funded within the Foundation’s priority areas;
  • various approaches used to address local health issues throughout the state;
  • results from recently funded research;
  • effective funding strategies; and
  • current health issues affecting Californians.
Fall 2000 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
Grantees advocate for policy changes that address violence as a preventable public health issue.

Community Health
Pacific Asian Language Services for Health (PALS) facilitates patients’ access to medical care.

Population Health Improvement
Promotoras provide case management services to children recently enrolled in health insurance programs.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
Teen-to-teen education connects adolescents with pregnancy prevention services.

Violence Prevention
Incarcerated first-time juvenile offenders benefit from violence prevention program prior to their release.

Work and Health
Central Valley business leaders champion workplace wellness programs.

Special Projects
Radio program features local Latino parents as hosts for discussions about health issues facing immigrant families.

Also in this issue:

TCWF Grants Program

Grants Awarded This Quarter

Staff Profile

What's New: Employee assumes new role; Grantee survey available; TCWF prepares for future priority areas; staff kudos; new staff.



Our Work

  • We use our resources to advance our mission through grantmaking, investments, sharing our learning and lifting our voice.
  • We fund direct services that address the urgent needs people are facing in their communities, particularly the needs of low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas.
  • We recognize, encourage and strengthen leaders to be powerful agents of change.
  • We support advocacy and civic engagement so that communities can build power and create public policies that reflect their vision, will and needs.
  • We trust and invest in nonprofit organizations so that they can operate at full capacity.
  • We partner with community-led organizations, philanthropic organizations, businesses, government and individuals who want to improve health and wellness for Californians.

Our Mission

To protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods.

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