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Biography

Julia Caplan is Program Director of the California Health in All Policies Task Force, which is a collaborative project between the California Strategic Growth Council, the Public Health Institute (PHI), and the California Department of Public Health. In this capacity, Julia facilitates a multi-agency process that brings together over twenty state agencies, departments, and offices to build collaborative partnerships to incorporate health, equity, and environmental sustainability considerations into decision-making and government operations across policy areas as diverse as transportation, land use, education, agriculture, and social services. Most recently, Julia and her team expanded their work and launched the Capitol Collaborative on Race and Equity (CCORE), to support state government agencies in addressing institutional and structural racism. Julia also provides Health in All Policies workshops for local governments and local health departments and co-authored Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments in 2013. Earlier in her career, she co-founded a Jewish Voice for Peace and was active in reproductive rights issues. Ms. Caplan has twenty-five years’ experience in social justice and public policy leadership, and holds masters’ degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland with her wife.

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