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Legislative Briefings

A California Wellness Trust: Promoting Health Equity and Improving the Health of All Californians 

On April 5, 2019, the California Alliance for Prevention Funding held a legislative briefing for legislators, their staff and others to learn about the Alliance’s proposal to create a California Wellness Trust and how sustained funding for prevention would enable effective local public health projects to scale and build a seamless culture of health in California.  

Speakers: Karen Smith - California Department of Public Health, Melissa Jones - Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative, Lynn Silver - Public Health Institute, Kat DeBurgh - Health Officers Association of California

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Panelists: Juliet Sims - Prevention Institute, Carle Brinkman - Ecology Center, Flojaune Cofer - Public Health Advocates, Kelly Fischer - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Claudia Corchado - Cultiva La Salud, Monica Gurmilan - East Salinas Building Healthy Communities

Making Prevention Possible: Sustainable Funding for Chronic Disease, Injury and Violence Prevention

On January 22, 2108, the California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF) held a legislative briefing in Sacramento to educate legislators, their staff and others about the need for sustained and expanded support for chronic disease and injury prevention and to demonstrate that establishing a State Wellness Fund is feasible, other states have done it, and there are different ways it can be approached and funded.

Speakers: California Assemblymember Bloom - 50th District, California Assemblymember Wood - 2nd District, Karen Smith - California Department of Public Health, Chris Tholkes - Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Tracey Strader - Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (former), Barbara Ferrer - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (current), Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (former), Kat DeBurgh - Health Officers Association of California