People are uniting and taking action – locally, statewide, and nationally – to improve health for all. In addition to the Healthy Richmond efforts, there are many health efforts taking place in Richmond.
The California Endowment supports multiple statewide initiatives to support health in addition to Building Healthy Communities. These initiatives provide a way for people and organizations to collaborate across communities and across the State. Healthy Richmond is engaging with many of these efforts.
Learn more about the Statewide Efforts and how Healthy Richmond is involved »
Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition (CCRJ)
The CCRJC, part of the California Endowments “Northern Regional Narrative” project, is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to eliminating racial inequalities in Contra Costa County and beyond. Their work has been centered in achieving justice for families connected to the county’s criminal justice system. Through the work of the coalition, a major jail expansion was blocked, funds from state measure AB109 are being directed into needed services for residents re-entering the community, and policies around bail fees and other systemic barriers to families have been addressed. The coalition continues to organize and hold policy makers and administrators accountable to the need for justice in our community.
Learn more about CCRJ.
Excluding groups from health coverage based on circumstances like lacking immigration status doesn’t make sense, nor does it reflect the collective values of our community.
Over the past several months, the #OneContraCosta campaign has worked to gain the support of county residents, local organizations working in the community, and key decision makers in expanding health coverage for those who will remain uninsured, regardless of immigration status.
The task force is dedicated to working with the community clinics and healthcare providers who help Contra Costa families every day, ensure access to essential services like doctor’s visits, health education, and preventative care. They are now leading several health care town halls to connect with the community about what organizations, elected officials, and residents can do to protect health care in Contra Costa County as a human right.
Learn more about #onecontracosta
The Invest in Youth Coalition: Richmond Kids First
The Invest in Youth Coalition is a new citywide coalition of youth, individuals, community based organizations and funders working to make Richmond a youth, young adult and family friendly city. The Coalition aims to:
- Identify and agree on priorities for youth and young adults in Richmond;
- Secure a fund that serves the explicit needs of children and youth in the City of Richmond as outlined by a Children’s Budget: Richmond Fund for Children and Youth; (this is the priority for 2016) and
- Create opportunities for young people to influence decision-makers on the needs and priorities of children and youth in the City of Richmond.
Partners: RYSE Center, Community Health for Asian Americans, The Ed Fund, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Healthy Richmond, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Youth Enrichment Strategies, Education Matters, Mindful Life Project, Funding the Next Generation, Pogo Park, Building Blocks for Kids.
Additional Endorsers: Supervisor John Gioia, Urban Tilth, California School-Based Health Alliance, Students for Education Reform, Shields-Reid Residents Neighborhood Council, Teachers 4 Social Justice, CBE Action.