California, keep funding every part of public health

California, keep funding every part of public health

December 16, 2021 Roots of Change

By Assemblymember Jim Wood, and Genoveva Islas, Special to CalMatters and executive director of Cultiva la Salud.

State leaders should keep their promise and continue to support organizations that play a critical role in public health.

When Cultiva La Salud partnered with Saint Agnes Medical Center to deliver vaccines to farm laborers in rural Fresno County – where essential workers were placing their lives on the line to feed us despite growing infections and deaths – no one told them a nonprofit shouldn’t be promoting health in their community.

When the Ukiah Valley Conference Center volunteered to host an emergency vaccine clinic after a freezer failure at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, which meant vaccine doses needed to be administered immediately, no one said a conference center isn’t public health.

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Assemblymember Jim Wood, CalMatters, Cultiva la Salud, Genoveva Islas, public health