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Cal Wellness Condemns the End of DACA

With President Trump’s decision today, the dreams of some of America’s best and brightest begin to unravel …We must rally our collective resources in philanthropy, business and government to create a new path for these young people, who are a vital part of our communities and our country.

September 5, 2018

Cal Wellness Announces $7.6 Million in Grants

Funding includes long-term collaborations for health, as well as rapid response to devastating fires.

August 22, 2018

Cal Wellness Appoints New VP of Operations

I am impressed by the commitment Cal Wellness has to its vision and I am impressed by the clarity of its mission. I am inspired and humbled to bring all of my experience, skills and energy to ensuring that the Foundation’s technological processes, facilities and day-to-day operations support and advance this mission.

August 13, 2018

Cal Wellness Hires Respected Leader and Advocate

For the past 18 years, Alex has been working one way or another to advance equity for underrepresented groups. He has a passion for justice, and he will continue to be a force for good in this new role. We are fortunate to have him on our team.

May 24, 2018

Cal Wellness Announces $13.4 Million in Grants

We have deep respect for the voices of the people whose lives are at the center of every health policy — the ones who will be living with the effects of those policy decisions day after day.

May 24, 2018

Cal Wellness Invests $13 Million to Meet Health Needs of Women of Color

We are committed to taking on health disparities that stand in the way of all Californians having the opportunity to achieve health and wellness, regardless of who they are or where they live.

April 17, 2018

USC Annenberg Launches Health Journalism Impact Fund with Cal Wellness Support

In today’s rapidly evolving health policy environment, it’s more important than ever to illuminate potential health impacts upon underserved communities. We’re pleased to support the center’s new Impact Fund and journalists exploring the role of health inequities and promising approaches to ensure health equity.

January 19, 2018

Cal Wellness Announces More than $7 Million in Grants

We recently committed more than $7 million in funding under our Advancing Wellness grants program. Fire relief and support for immigrants and foster youth among top health priorities

November 20, 2017

Cal Wellness Welcomes Three New Board Members

Terence, Angelica and Geri will bring new perspectives to our work on some of the most pressing issues facing our state and our nation. We’re thrilled to welcome them as part of the leadership legacy of Cal Wellness.

November 7, 2017

Cal Wellness Invests $8 Million to Advance and Defend Wellness

The political chaos at the national level has a direct impact on the wellness of Californians. People are living in fear — fear of deportation, fear of losing health coverage, fear of violence. That’s not acceptable.

July 19, 2017
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