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Mar 26, 2015 |

Hundreds of thousands of California immigrants could gain health insurance under President’s executive actions

But experts from UCLA, UC Berkeley say many undocumented residents will remain uncovered Between 360,000 and 500,000 immigrants living in California would become eligible for Medi-Cal if they receive temporary protection from deportation and permission...
Mar 11, 2015 |

A Prescription For Good Health: Dra. Aliza Gives Big Boost To Asegúrate Campaign

New Partnership Includes New Channel on Vida y Salud Los Angeles, CA – Today well-known health expert Aliza Lifshitz, MD, better known to the Latino Community as la Doctora Aliza (TM), announced she is partnering with The California Endowment to play a...
Statement from The California Endowment's President and CEO on Governor Brown's Appointment of Karen Smith as Director of California's Department of Public Health
Feb 26, 2015 |

Statement from The California Endowment's President and CEO on Governor Brown's Appointment of Karen Smith as Director of California's Department of Public Health

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Karen Smith who has been appointed director of the California Department of Public Health by Governor Jerry Brown. Both her education and vast experience in the fields of infectious disease and public health...
Feb 26, 2015 |

Nearly $500,000 Awarded in the San Joaquin Valley

Funding provided to 27 organizations working to improve health and reduce disparities  Sacramento and Merced – Today, Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management announced nearly $500,000 awarded to 27 organizations working to improve...
Jan 22, 2015 |

The Atlantic Philanthropies and The California Endowment Commit $12.2 Million for Healthcare Career Pathways In Oakland Unified School District

Grants will support and expand pathways to healthcare careers in Oakland NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 22, 2015) – The Atlantic Philanthropies and The California Endowment today announced  $12.2 million in grants to the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)...
Jan 08, 2015 |

Celebrated Chef Jamie Oliver Visits Sacramento Area School, Focuses On Healthy Lunch Choices, Impact of Food Literacy

Sacramento, CA – Today, celebrated chef, Jamie Oliver joined students from Pacific Elementary School to explore the importance of healthy lunch choices and food literacy. Several students who participate in the Food Literacy Center program at Pacific...
Jan 08, 2015 |

Clean Drinking Water in Community Provides Healthy Alternative to Sugary Junk Drinks

Sacramento, CA – More than one million Californians lack access to clean water in their homes and neighborhoods. California’s schools are falling short when it comes to providing healthy alternatives as 2.5 million students do not have access to clean...
Dec 16, 2014 |

Open Letter to Diana Dooley

Dear Madam Secretary, On behalf of our Board and staff at the California Endowment, we offer congratulations to you and Governor Brown on the occasion of the recent national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. We recognize that...
Dec 15, 2014 |

Statement: Dr. Robert K. Ross, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment on ending his term as a Covered California Board Member

Los Angeles – The California Endowment released the following statement from Dr. Robert K. Ross, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment, in regards to Dr. Ross ending his term on the Covered California Board of Directors. Effective...
Dec 08, 2014 |

Second California Human Development Report Reveals Almost Fifty Percent of Californians are Struggling or Disenfranchised

Report Ranks Health, Education, and Earnings among Major Metro Areas; Gender, Racial and Ethnic Groups; Native- and Foreign-Born Residents San Francisco, CA – Measure of America (MOA) released today the latest work in its Measure of America series, A Portrait of California 2014-2015. This is the second California Human Development Report, which measures well-being and access to opportunity for residents across the Golden State using the American Human Development Index (HD Index), a composite measure of health, education, and earnings. MOA is a nonpartisan initiative that seeks to provide insight beyond U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This year’s report has a special focus on California’s children. Using the HD Index, A Portrait of California ranks the state’s ten most populous metro areas from lowest to highest using a single number on a scale from 0 to 10; the top five are: San Francisco (HD Index: 6.72), San Diego (HD Index: 5.59), Sacramento (HD Index: 5.47), Los Angeles (HD Index: 5.44), and Riverside-San Bernardino (HD Index: 4.59). The report also ranks the well-being major racial and ethnic groups (Asian Americans rank highest at 7.39, while Latinos rank the lowest at 4.09); gender groups (women and men are fairly even, though women outscore men in health and education while men are far ahead in earnings); native- and foreign-born residents (native-born residents outrank foreign-born residents by almost a full point); and neighborhood clusters (Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos in Santa Clara top the list at 9.26, and the South Central and Watts neighborhoods of Los Angeles
Dec 05, 2014 |

Innovative California Public Health Departments Honored at Gala in Sacramento for Their Work Toward Achieving Health Equity

SACRAMENTO – Earlier tonight, December 4, The California Endowment hosted public health department leadership from across the state to honor unique efforts and innovations initiated by departments to combat health inequities. The Advancing Health Equity Awards: Highlighting Health Equity Practice in California Public Health Departments showcased the work of 13 health departments across the state that goes beyond the traditional scope of public health. The California Endowment created this event to feature and reward public health department practices that can inform and inspire the future work of others committed to improving health equity. Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH , senior vice president for Healthy Communities, at The California Endowment notes that “California has always been a leader in innovation, and the same holds true for our local public health departments working to achieve health equity. By facing some of California’s most difficult challenges head on, they are working to make communities around the state safer, healthier, and stronger for everyone.” Four public health departments stood out in particular, due to their exceptional work reducing health inequities in 2014. These departments include Alameda County Public Health Department, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Branch, Sonoma County Department of Health Services and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Alameda County Public Health Department’s award came with a grant of $100,000, while the latter three counties’ grants were awarded $25,000 each, all for efforts to further progress toward health equity. Each of these departments are initiating unique and innovative programs within their communities to
Nov 20, 2014 |

Statement: Daniel Zingale of The California Endowment on President Obama’s Executive Action

Media contact: John Jacobs (916) 835-8036  jjacobs@mercuryllc.com Today, The California Endowment released the following statement from Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, in response to President Obama’s Executive Action allowing millions of ...
Nov 19, 2014 |

New Website Points Consumers to the Healthiest Places to Eat Out

Fast food restaurants may advertise healthy choices, but how are consumers to know what is hype and what is really healthy? In December 2013, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute began a broad study on the healthiness of national chain ...
Nov 17, 2014 |

Health Care Fair Brings Enrollment Aid To Long Beach Young Adults, Uninsured on the First Day of California’s Health Care Marketplace Open Enrollment

Long Beach, CA (Nov. 16, 2014) — As the health care marketplace open enrollment window commenced yesterday, The California Endowment and Long Beach Building Healthy Communities in partnership with the City of Long Beach encouraged young adults and ...
Nov 13, 2014 |

Media Legend Cristina Saralegui Helps Kick-Off the Second Year of The California Endowment’s Asegúrate Enrollment Campaign

(From left to right: Erin Stein, A Women’s Nation, Rick Zbur, Equality California, Cristina Saralegui, Maryl Celiz, La Opinion, Dave Pilon, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, and Laura Jiménez, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice) In a ...
Nov 13, 2014 |

California Parents Support Strong School Nutrition Standards

Sacramento, CA (November 13, 2014) — Three in 4 parents of school-age children in California support current national nutrition standards for food and drinks sold in schools, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert ...
Statement: Dr. Anthony Iton, M.D. on the Passage of Berkeley’s Measure D
Nov 05, 2014 |

Statement: Dr. Anthony Iton, M.D. on the Passage of Berkeley’s Measure D

Senior Vice President Dr.  Anthony Iton, M.D. of The California Endowment released the following statement on the passage of Berkeley’s soda tax, or Measure D:   “Berkeley’s health is not for sale,” said Dr. Anthony Iton, MD, and Senior Vice President ...
Nov 04, 2014 |


OAKLAND, Calif. (October 29, 2014) -- Separate ballot proposals to increase the minimum wage in San Francisco and Oakland – and  similar proposals pending in other Bay Area communities – would, if approved, have significant health benefits related to ...
 Scorecard Measures California Children’s Health and Well-Being
Oct 27, 2014 |

Scorecard Measures California Children’s Health and Well-Being

Online Tool from Children Now Highlights Each County’s Successes and Challenges Oakland (October 29, 2014) – An interactive data tool released today delivers a timely picture of children’s overall well-being within California as a whole and across ...
White House Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to Legal Representation for Unaccompanied Minors from Central America
Oct 23, 2014 |

White House Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to Legal Representation for Unaccompanied Minors from Central America

As a matter of policy, the Administration supports providing access to legal representation and services to unaccompanied children. We need every element of the court process to work effectively to accomplish the goal of both honoring humanitarian ...
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