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The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.
They don’t focus on prescriptions.
They focus on fixing broken systems and outdated policies, ensuring the balance of power is with the people. They don’t focus on the individual, they focus on the larger community as an ecosystem of health. They work with citizens and elected leaders to find lasting solutions to impact the most people they possibly can.
The goal is simple: First, change the way people view health—from the notion that health happens in the doctor’s office to a belief that health happens where you live, work, learn, and play. They call this “narrative change.”
Second, integrate smart solutions in communities across the state. They do this by working with their partners and grantees to fundamentally change “the rules”—laws, policies, and systems—that impede health in our communities. Building Healthy Communities is their 10-year $1 billion-funded initiative that aims to bring health to where we live, learn, work, and play.
They’re changing the narrative around health to ensure health and justice for all.