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Cover Story
Health agencies unite through the Border Health Initiative to tackle health problems such as tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS on both sides of the California/Mexico border.

Community Health
Homeless Prenatal Program offers assistance to expectant mothers by providing prenatal services, education and child-rearing assistance.

Population Health Improvement
Mobile clinic provides eye care to Native Americans and helps diagnose early stages of diabetes.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
"Get Real! About Teen Pregnancy" campaign targets policymakers and opinion leaders by promoting communication and access to contraceptives.

Violence Prevention
Three outstanding community advocates receive 1999 California Peace Prize Award.

Work and Health
Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health educates employees to become health advocates in the workplace.

Special Projects
High school and college students receive opportunity to boost skills through hands-on biotechnology training.

Staff Profile:
Peggy Graham, executive assistant.

Also in this issue:

TCWF's Board of Directors announces new chair and vice chair

TCWF Grants Program

Grants Awarded This Quarter

What's New: Computers In Our Future grantees attend conference; TCWF staff invited to legislative briefings; TCWF receives recognition; Board chair honored; Grantees participate in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Health; TCWF hosts international fellow; and new staff.


Our Guiding Principles

Guided by our mission, we pursue the following goals through our grantmaking:

  • To address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas.
  • To support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations.
  • To recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities.
  • To inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and health care issues.

Mission

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.


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