Advocates Pressure Gov. Newsom to Fund Health Equity, Racial Justice in Final Budget

Publisher: Sacramento Observer

On June 8, community leaders, public health advocates and racial justice groups convened for a virtual press event to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to support the Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund (HERJ Fund). The initiative supports community-based organizations addressing the underlying social, environmental and economic factors that limit people’s opportunities to be healthy —such as poverty, violence and trauma, environmental hazards, and access to affordable housing and healthy food.