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San Joaquin Valley Health Fund: 2018 Policy Platform

January 1, 2018

Over the last three years, a policy committee comprised of more than 50 San Joaquin Valley Health Fund (SJVHF) nonprofit leaders has met to accelerate policy and systems changes to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families and advance racial equity and social justice in the region.In order to accelerate momentum, residents and local elected officials need to work together. Recognizing that, Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs and Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, convened a Leadership Conference in October 2017 in Stockton to discuss policy priorities and to create a Leadership Executive Committee, comprised of local elected officials from the Valley advocating on a united platform of policy priorities.A joint meeting of the Leadership Executive Committee and the SJVHF Policy Committee was subsequently convened to discuss and identify a set of priorities that can advance policy change on a larger systems level.The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund believes advocating for a Golden State for All means that we do not leave anyone behind. Our fundamental rights derive, irrespective of legal status, from the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. As such, we will provide the leadership that some elected officials at the national level have failed to provide. Together, we are committed to building a movement across issues, ethnicities and counties so that future generations have a healthier future. The Valley is rising!The following are policy priorities that build upon our 2017 Policy Platform.

Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California

April 21, 2014

The emotional, physical, and mental health consequences of domestic violence are numerous and ripple not only through generations of families directly impacted, but through communities and society overall. Programs and policies that enable survivors and their families to access services and escape violence are critical to breaking the cycle of violence for future generations. Education and prevention are increasingly important to promote healthy relationships. Eliminating domestic violence in California will require partnership and collaboration among leaders, advocates, and practitioners from local and state government, community organizations, and organized philanthropy. To enable this work, Blue Shield of California Foundation commissioned the Foundation Center to prepare this first-ever examination of the role of U.S. foundations in addressing domestic violence-related issues in California.

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