Strengthening racial and health equity communications and organizational capacity in California

We all want to live in healthy, thriving communities where everyone can reach their full potential. Across the country, local health departments play a special and critical role in making this a reality. While many are making progress, there are opportunities for local health departments to expand their work to have a deeper impact on racial and health equity. Through this project, funded by The California Endowment, Berkeley Media Studies Group will help local health departments and their partners communicate more effectively about racial and health inequities and build their organizational capacity to advance equity in communities through the state.

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