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A Gift’s Impact: How Cole’s Fund Benefits Both Staff and Grantees

Colburn “Cole” S. Wilbur, former interim president of Cal Wellness, and current Cal Wellness President and CEO Judy Belk. A small gift to The California…

April 15, 2019

Remembering Nipsey Hussle

Associated Press/Damian Dovarganes Acts of gun violence are acts of terror. As a foundation dedicated to improving the health of Californians, we know that gun…

April 3, 2019

New Recommendations Address California Health Workforce Challenges

When it comes to health workforce challenges in California, there are things we know for sure. I know for a fact – from our grantmaking…

February 13, 2019

Every Month is Black History Month: Kwanzaa Reflections of a Social Justice Advocate

  Kwanzaa, a Swahili-based word that means “first” and signifies the first fruits of the harvest, is a week-long celebration that honors African heritage and…

February 4, 2019

Transforming Food Deserts: A Food Justice Tour of South Los Angeles

For a while now, I’ve thought about how to provide funders with opportunities to see our food justice grantees doing amazing work in South L.A.  I…

January 22, 2019

Public Charge Rule Change Is a Threat to Our Collective Wellness

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)   (Nov. 12, 2018)—I am the daughter of immigrant parents. I received “birthright” citizenship. I grew up in a mixed-status family. In…

November 12, 2018

Cal Wellness’ New Website

Welcome to our new website! This project is a big part of our commitment to be more transparent about our work, more accessible to our…

November 12, 2018

Reflections on Equity from Coachella

The community partnered with Kounkuey Design Initiative to co-design the five-acre park, Nuestro Lugar. (Photo credit: © Studio Los Feliz 2018) (Nov. 8, 2018)—I’m driving…

November 8, 2018

Once Again, #Enough

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill   Another mass shooting in California reminds us the gun violence epidemic is all too real.   Last night, a man…

November 8, 2018

Don’t Forsake the Golden Rule in Immigration Policy

Oct. 31, 2018 By Angelica Salas, Cal Wellness board member, and Lawrence Benito. This piece was first published in The Hill. What would drive…

October 31, 2018
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