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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.
Summer 2001 Newsletter  

In this issue…

Cover Story
Grantees address the complex issue of racial and geographic health disparities through a variety of strategies.

Diversity in the Health Professions
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program exposes high school students to careers in medicine.

Healthy Aging
The Sierra Kings Hospital Foundation provides rural elders with health and consumer education.

Women’s Health
The Women’s Foundation helps foster the advocacy skills of community leaders to better address the needs of women and girls.

Also in this issue:

How To Apply

Grants Awarded in March 2001

Staff Profile

Publications From TCWF Grantees

What's New:

  • Up-to-date information on;
  • TCWF Grantees attend conferences;
  • 2000 annual report available;
  • Youth share experiences in national magazine;
  • New phase of violence prevention public information campaign;
  • Board and staff kudos;
  • Staff updates;
  • 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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