Even in our tough economic climate, California must continue its role as a leader in health, environmental protection, and community prevention. Strategic Alliance collaborated with our partners at California Convergence to identify ways in which the state can continue to be at the forefront - advancing community prevention efforts despite a cash-strapped budget.
Our new platform, Leading the Way: California's Approach to Health and Equity in Tough Times, outlines priorities for action in the following areas: Administrative Actions; Legislative Priorities; and Federal Leverage Points. The recommendations focus on low and no-cost prevention strategies, actions that can reduce health care costs and yield return on investment, and steps that will maximize federal resources coming into California.
Together, the recommendations can serve as a tool for advancing the state's commitment to health, equity, and sustainability, as well as bolster its economy. We've shared Leading the Way with key leaders at the state level - including Secretary of Health and Human Services Diana Dooley, Governor Jerry Brown, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, State Controller John Chiang, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson - and we invite you to share it with your local and state leaders.