Let’s invest in keeping Californians healthy
Every dollar we spend on comprehensive year-round wellness programs—preventive health— saves us $3 dollars. Yet 86 % of our health care dollars treat chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, many of which are preventable. That’s why The California Endowment is dedicated to changing the culture in California so that communities are designed to support health instead of disease.
The first step is ensuring that all Californians have access to affordable, quality health coverage. Through its efforts in 2014, The Endowment’s Get Covered campaign helped support more than 2 million Californians newly enroll into Medi-Cal, 38 % of which were Latino. Millions are still uninsured, and The California Endowment continues to not only work to enroll Californians but to educate them on how to take advantage of their care.
The Endowment will continue to support the fight for health and justice for all Californians. For a healthy California, it’s crucial that everyone understands the importance of preventive health. The California Endowment will continue to work to expand access to health coverage and preventive care for all Californians, including the undocumented.
The California Endowment wants to expand Californians’ access to healthful lifestyle choices and adequate health insurance so all families can know peace of mind, regardless of where they live or where they were born.