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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 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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