California Wellness Foundation Announces $7 Million in Grants

The California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills has announced grants totaling nearly $7 million to forty-five organizations.

The grants will provide support to organizations working in the foundation's eight issue areas: diversity in the health professions, environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women's health, and work and health. The funding also responds to current events and special projects outside the foundation's primary funding areas, such as supporting efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act.

Recipients include the Los Angeles-based Liberty Hill Foundation, which was awarded $250,000 over two years to improve facilities and programs for incarcerated youth as a violence prevention strategy at the Los Angeles County SB 81 Camp Kilpatrick Replacement Project; the Sacramento-based Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management, which received $180,000 over two years for the CA WorksWell Initiative to develop a workplace wellness pilot project for state employees; and the Council on Aging Orange County, which was awarded $100,000 over two years to provide counseling and legal advocacy for seniors in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties affected by the state's demonstration project to integrate care for Medicare beneficiaries who are also eligible for Medi-Cal.

The foundation also awarded a two-year, $120,000 grant to the National Senior Citizens Law Center to provide consumer protection-focused outreach, education, and advocacy; a two-year, $100,000 award to Women's Empowerment to continue providing case management and healthcare services to homeless women in the Sacramento region; and $60,000 in additional support to TeenNow California to develop and implement a public education campaign to inform policy makers and opinion leaders about the efficacy of the California School Age Families Education Program.

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the California Wellness Foundation Web site.

"The California Wellness Foundation Awards Nearly $7 Million at Recent Board Meeting." California Wellness Foundation Press Release 05/08/2013.