Policy

CAMPAIGN AND POLICY PAPER: Healing Together (to end intimate partner violence)

Healing Together is a new campaign from the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color that engages men, and people of all genders, in the work to build safe and accountable communities by focusing on healing, gender justice, and racial equity—instead of punishment—to end intimate partner violence. The campaign aim to shift away from punitive policies and systems that produce violence and expand community-based approaches that focus on prevention, accountability, and healing for all. Individuals and...

The League of Women Voters Davis Area (LWV) and CivEnergy Present "Housing...Past is Prologue"

By League of Women Voters Davis Area, November 18, 2019 The LWV and CivEnergy bring noted author and speaker Richard Rothstein to Davis. Mr. Rothstein's book deals with how our government enacted Housing Policies produced and maintained segregation—and he discusses how this history effects housing and housing policies today. This is an impactful and interesting topic, we hope you will join us. [ Please click here for more information .]

Save the Date: Kids’ Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 23, 2020

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year, California strives to work in unity across the state to raise awareness. The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), is in process of creating materials and a toolkit that can support your awareness campaigns. We expect the materials and toolkit to be posted on the OCAP website in November 2020. Please be on the lookout! In partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center, the...

Webinar: Poverty and Opportunity in California on 10/15

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT Despite strong economic growth, California continues to experience high rates of poverty. Backed by strong fiscal reserves, state policymakers have taken several steps to assist struggling families, but the goal of reducing poverty remains elusive. In this conversation, PPIC will share the latest data from the California Poverty Measure, and a panel of experts will discuss the implications for decision makers, stakeholders, and families...

Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...

Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on 10/21 in Sac

Placer County Office of Education (COE) and Sacramento COE are hosting a Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on October 21, 2019 in Sacramento. Spaces are still available and the registration link is included in the attached flyer. Focus of Training: Learn about state and federal laws intended to improve educational opportunities, school stability, and academic/social outcomes for foster and homeless youth, from legal experts at the National Center for Youth Law. Target Audience: •...

New Research Analyzes State-Level Impact of USDA Proposal to End SNAP Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility [stateofobesity.org]

By The State of Obesity, September 8, 2019 A proposed rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) would cause SNAP households in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to lose program eligibility, according to an impact assessment conducted by Mathematica. The analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that...

WEBINARS: How to keep teens, youth and young children safe in cars

These webinars are part of the Kids Plates Local Coalition Development. CCCSH hosted 13 webinar series planned for 2019-20 fiscal year. 1) The Teen Driver Safety webinar explores the role and actions local coalitions can take to support successful programs to help keep teen and other young drivers safe, especially during their first years of driving. This webinar will provide you with information why this traffic safety and public health issue is so important, and links to resources for...

Yolo County federal contract for immigrant teen detention ctr ending?

Article from the Sacramento Bee by Elliott Wailoo, Aug 9, 2019, updated Aug 10 https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article233668107.html Yolo County appears ready to end federal contract for immigrant teen detention center Yolo County supervisors appear ready to terminate a decade-old contract with federal immigration authorities to house unaccompanied migrant teenagers in a high-security detention center in Woodland. This fall, the five-member Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on...

Mayors’ Climate Commission HS Student Climate Change Summit 10/19

Please share the flyer and Eventbrite link with your Sacramento and West Sacramento partners to invite the region’s high school students to share their vision of what a sustainable future can look like. Join us to learn how climate change is affecting our community, meet high school students from our area, and brainstorm actions we can take to reach the mayors’ goals of carbon zero by 2045. Many thanks to Commissioner Chris Ledesma and the staff at River City High School for facilitating...

WEBINAR: Amplify Impact from National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation on 8/29

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high...

Learn more about the Public Charge from The Children's Movement

Please see the attachment on Public Charge for many resources from The Children's Movement. Click on the links to read Governor Gavin Newsom and CA Health & Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly's statements on the Public Charge rule, get information about the Public Charge rule, and learn more about rights regardless of immigration status. For more information about the Children's Movement, please visit

RESOURCE: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Health inequities in the United States prevent many children from realizing their full potential. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity , describes the systems that drive these inequities and outlines steps needed to reduce health disparities and move towards positive health trajectories for all children. ...

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