Out of an abundance of caution and respect for our community partners, given the current potential health risk associated with coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Equity on the Mall 2020 scheduled for March 11 in Sacramento.
Our primary concern is the health and wellness of the people of California. Many of the same inequities that compel us to advocate at the State Capitol for equitable conditions also affect our community partners’ access to adequate health care, including unanticipated health concerns like coronavirus.
We consulted with local, state and national public health experts and our community partners before making what we feel is the most responsible and equitable decision: to cancel this important event.
We are grateful for the efforts of our many partners to plan and prepare for this annual advocacy event. Over the coming weeks, we will work with our policy committee and other community partners to design a powerful and coordinated virtual campaign that promotes local and regional efforts to further the messages we would have delivered in person at Equity on the Mall. We will now unleash our creativity and commitment to advance the 2020 San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Policy Platform in a responsible, timely and effective manner.
We are excited to share the 2020 Policy Platform, which the Policy Committee and subcommittees developed. We look forward to working with you to use this advocacy tool to bring change to the San Joaquin Valley. The need for this is demonstrated further by the vulnerable health conditions that many in the Valley face during this time of public health concern.
Look for upcoming announcements about the virtual campaign, and please e-mail us any questions.
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
The San Joaquin Valley Health Fund is managed by The Center with funding from Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, Rosenberg Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Dignity Health, Tides, Hellman Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Convergence Partnership, Health Net, The Grove Foundation, Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund, New Venture Fund, Sunlight Giving, Heising-Simons Foundation, The Libra Foundation, Ceres Trust, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, College Futures Foundation, Beacon IA, a donor-advised fund of Impact Assets, Water Funder Initiative, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Latino Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation and Empower.Vote.