California Equitable Recovery Initiative
Structural biases in public systems are particularly apparent in the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on certain populations. These biases are undermining our collective ability to improve population health, and addressing them should be central to public health’s response activities.
The Office of Health Equity within the California Department of Public Health and The Center are partnering in the California Equitable Recovery Initiative (CERI) to support community-based organizations across California that are led by and serve communities facing inequities in COVID-19 infection and impacts.
The Funding Opportunity
The Office of Health Equity within the California Department of Public Health, in partnership with The Center, awarded $3 million in competitive grants distributed among 10 community-based organizations across California led by and/or serving communities facing inequities from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funded Community Partners
CERI grant awards are $300,000 over 18 months.
The Center hosted a townhall on June 28 to receive feedback about the initiative from community members.