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Livestream Webinar - Advocacy and Advancing Access: Healthcare for all Children

Friday, March 18, 2016
9:00am - 11:30am PDT
This program is a livestream webinar.
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In 2011 The Atlantic Philanthropies created the KidsWell Campaign, which aimed to achieve universal children’s health care coverage. This initiative combnied advocacy coalitions in seven states, including California, to raise awareness of the importance of expanding health insurance coverage to improve health outcomes for children.

In May 2015, after more than 15 years of advocacy work, the final piece in the California children’s health care puzzle fell into place with the expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to all children, regardless of immigration status.

What’s the connection? Supporting advocacy is a powerful tool in helping a charitable foundation achieve its goals.

SCG members are invited to join a livestream webinar of this lively panel discussion with advocacy leaders, both funders and grantees, as we explore lessons from California child health care advocacy efforts and how they might help you reach your goals. We’ll also make time to think about the logistics of how foundations make advocacy work and how they talk about it with their boards.


  • Richard Figueroa, Director of Health and Human Services, The California Endowment
  • Kristen Golden Testa, Director, California Health Program, Children’s Partnership
  • Alex M. Johnson, Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund - California
  • Adam Kruggel, Director of Organizing, PICO CA
  • Michael Odeh, Associate Director, Health, Children Now
  • Christopher Perrone, Director of Improving Access, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Liane Wong, Moderator, Program Officer, Health, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

We hope you will be able to join this special livestream webinar event!

This program is presented by Northern California Grantmakers and co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, Grantmakers in Health, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers.

Please note, the full program will take place 9:00 am to 11:00 am; the live stream will be broadcast 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
Current members of Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, Grantmakers in Health, and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families

SCG members: Register for the webcast online. (You must log in to your SCG account to register).

SDG members: Register here

NCG members: Register here

Livestream Instructions:

  1. Live stream will begin at 9:30 am PDT sharp. Please plan on logging on the website by 9:25 am.
  2. The live stream link is
  3. The live stream portion of the program will run from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, with Q & A from 10:45 am to 11:00 am.
  4. We will take questions from both in person and live stream participants.
  5. There are two ways for live stream participants to ask questions:
    • If you are logged in to gmail, live chat will be enabled by default and will appear to the right of the video. You can use this feature to ask questions.
    • If you are not logged in to gmail, or do not have a gmail account, you can email your questions to: [email protected]