April 20, 2021

Health Equity Fund Bill Clears First Policy Committee

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“AB 1038 would support partnerships among community-based organizations, community clinics, tribal organizations, and local health departments that serve underserved communities like my District,” said Assemblymember Gipson. “We need to build a healthier society for everyone, and to do that we must confront the systems and policies that have resulted in generational injustices. This bill will create a paradigm shift for how we invest in health and would help build community resilience to weather the storms of future disasters.”

Co-sponsors of AB 1038 include the California Black Health Network, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Public Health Institute, Roots of Change, and the Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL). By establishing the California Health Equity Fund, AB 1038 will begin to address decades of underinvestment in community health and equity by providing much-needed resources to nonprofit organizations, clinics, tribal organizations, and local health departments.

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