January 30 2019

The California Health Report – To Truly Transform Health in California, We Need to Invest in Healthy Communities

…One way to achieve healthy communities is through investments like the ones Governor Newsom proposes in his new budget, such as paid family leave, education, water safety and housing. An additional way would be to create a state Wellness Trust—a sustained source of funding for community-level initiatives that address health inequities and prevent the onset of some of the leading causes of illness, injury and premature death. Raising taxes on products that drive chronic disease and injury—like sugary drinks and alcohol—could go a long way to funding prevention…

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Click here to learn about The California Endowment’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities plan.

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