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Feb 09, 2010 |

New Foundation Will Bring Americans Together to Target Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama Will Serve as Honorary Chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America     Washington, D.C. – Today, a new foundation was launched to address the serious epidemic of childhood obesity.  The Partnership for...
Feb 09, 2009 |

New Factor in Teen Obesity: Parents

New research shows teenagers more likely to eat fast food and sugary soda if their parents do Los Angeles – There may be a reason teenagers eat more burgers and fries than fruits and vegetables: Their parents. In a new policy brief released...
Mar 17, 2010 |

Nearly 2 million Californians lost health insurance during recession, study findsNearly one-quarter of all Californians now lack health insurance

  Nearly 2 million Californians lost their health insurance during 2008 and 2009 — years characterized by a deep recession and mass layoffs — bringing the total number of uninsured in the state to more than 8 million, according to new estimates...
Aug 05, 2010 |

Mayor Bob Foster and Community Members Kick Off Summer Night LightsProgram for Long Beach Youth and Families to Build a Healthy Community

Part of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative Long Beach One of 14 Selected Communities in California   LONG BEACH (August 5, 2010) – Today Mayor Bob Foster joined with community leaders to announce the details...
Jan 22, 2009 |

Many Asthma Patients Don't Understand Their Doctor

Patient-doctor communication problems mean less preventive care, more emergency room visits for tens of thousands of Californians with asthma   Los Angeles – Nearly 90,000 California adults with asthma experience problems understanding their...
Apr 23, 2009 |

Los Angeles County Legislative Districts Have Most Uninsured

California Congressional District 31, Senate District 22 and Assembly District 46 have highest percent and number of uninsured residents age 0-64, according to new legislative district data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   Los...
Aug 17, 2009 |

Leading Health Foundations Say Prevention is Vital to Health Systems Reform

Letter signed by leaders of six major foundations says prevention measures must be “scaled up” New York, NY (August 17, 2009) – Leaders of six of the nation’s top health foundations today made an unprecedented joint call for prevention measures to...
Nov 17, 2009 |

LEADERS IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE URGE UC REGENTS TO SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AND KING/DREW MEDICAL CENTER

Group of Public/Private Institutions Stand At-the-Ready to Improve Health Services in South L.A.   LOS ANGELES (November  17, 2009) –  Leaders of six health foundations, health plans and health care providers have come together to urge...
Aug 31, 2009 |

Insured and in debt: Even with coverage Californians struggle to pay medical bills1.4 million have medical debt despite having insurance, new report shows

More than 2.2 million California adults report having medical debt, and two-thirds of those incurred the debt while insured, according to the authors of "The State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC)," a comprehensive new report from the UCLA Center...
Oct 26, 2010 |

FORMER DIRECTOR OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE JOINS THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT AS PROGRAM MANAGER FOR BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN FRESNO

FRESNO, Calif. (October 26, 2010) – The California Endowment today announced the appointment of Albert Maldonado Jr., former senior director of programs at the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), as program manager for Building Healthy Communities in Central/...
Aug 19, 2009 |

FORMER DIRECTOR OF PICO CALIFORNIA APPOINTED BY THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT AS DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY COMMUNITIES – NORTH REGION

LOS ANGELES – (August 19, 2009) – The state’s largest health foundation today announced the appointment of James Keddy, former director for PICO California, as director of Healthy Communities North under its 10-year program Building Healthy Communities:...
Oct 26, 2010 |

Former Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the California Department of Social Services named Public Affairs Manager for The California Endowment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2010) – The California Endowment today announced the appointment of Lizelda López as Public Affairs Manager for the private, statewide health foundation. López joins The Endowment with more than 10 years of experience in...
Apr 30, 2009 |

Former California Assembly Member Appointed By The California Endowment As Senior Program Officer for The Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (April 30, 2009) – The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, today announced the appointment of former California Assembly Member Sarah Reyes as a senior program officer to serve the Central Valley for the foundation’s...
Dec 14, 2009 |

Foods Advertised to Children on TV Remain Nutritionally Poor, Despite Industry Pledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study by Children Now reveals the ineffectiveness of the food & beverage industry’s “Better for You” initiative to improve the nutritional quality of foods advertised to children. This landmark report raises serious reservations...
Apr 19, 2010 |

First Lady Michelle Obama comes to California to announce the official launch of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Initiative

SAN DIEGO, CA – First Lady Michelle Obama came to the Building Healthy Communities’  (BHC) City Heights site on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 to help T he California Endowment's President and CEO Dr. Robert K Ross officially launch...
Oct 19, 2009 |

Counties Question Value of Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Citizenship Requirement; Further Complicates Enrollment in Medi-Cal, Report Finds

Counties Interviewed Reported No Medi-Cal Enrollees Misrepresented Citizenship Status   LOS ANGELES (October 19, 2009) – A new report released today finds that the federal Deficit Reduction Act’s (DRA) Citizenship and Identity Document Requirement...
Apr 20, 2010 |

CEO OF BAY AREA’S LARGEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER ELECTED TO THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Los Angeles (April 20, 2010) - The state’s largest, private health foundation today announced that Jane Garcia, MPH, has joined its Board of Directors effective April 13, 2010. Garcia, an advocate for preserving community health care for all residents...
Jul 09, 2009 |

California’s Cost of Obesity Climbs to $41 Billion

DAVIS, CA, July 9, 2009 … More than just unhealthy, California’s increasing girth is crippling the state’s economy, according to a study of the economic cost of obesity in California released today by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy...
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