Facilitating Collaboration and Supporting Local Learning in California Communities
Capacity Building & Leadership, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Communities
Susan Watson, MPH
When the federal Community Transformation Grants program ended, the CA4Health brand was relaunched to build a statewide community of practice. CA4Health became an open, diversified, and inclusive statewide network that helps to leverage the significant investments in California for systemic changes towards achieving health and equity. CA4Health provided the infrastructure to bring together diverse stakeholders in California to share lessons learned, best practices, build relationships, and take collective action.
Since the summer of 2015, CA4Health has been providing opportunities to convene, build capacity, and advocate, successfully hosted/co-hosted 28 virtual events and 20 opportunities for in-person engagement that has resulted in sharing of tools, resources, identifying areas of collaborative impact on statewide policy, and advocating.
In 2017, CA4Health launched People.Power.Change!, a series of connected sessions to provide a platform for participants to build leadership, increase capacity, and provide opportunities to stand together and speak out on issues related to food justice and poverty reduction.
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