Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Program

California Convergence Coordinating Office

The California Convergence is a regionally organized, statewide network that unites community leaders and partners to collectively build equitable, safe and healthy communities where everyone participates and prospers.  Convergence is governed and guided by a statewide, community-led steering committee, with administrative, communication, policy and evaluation-related support from the California Convergence Coordinating Office and statewide partners.

Projects

Incentives Program to Promote Community Health Improvements

The California Convergence Program will incentivize organizational partners to strengthen actions and stories that build the movement for environmental and policy changes that improve community health in California.

Tides Foundation for Convergence Partnership

This program will strengthen the development of California Convergence’s sustainable partnership infrastructure that promotes shared leadership and decision-making. It will launch an unprecedented effort to engage the philanthropic community to collectively actualize the vision of healthy people in healthy places.


Here's How We're Making a Difference

Training California Community Partners to Advance Health

Throughout 2015, PHI’s California Convergence provided leadership training to local community partners across California, providing participants with the tools they needed to solve problems, shift systems and activate potential by community members as drivers for change.

As a result, community participants launched a successful resident exchange program in Southern California, mobilized in the Central Valley in support of Safe Routes to School legislation and to reduce the consumption of sugary beverages, and brought together students, youth and adult allies in efforts to improve health across the Far North in Mendocino, San Bernardino, and in the Central Valley.