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SCG Health Funders Group:Systemic Racism as a Public Health Crisis and its Impact on Health and Mental Health

Thursday, September 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am PDT
The California Endowment: Redwood
1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Health funders have long raised concerns about health disparities in communities of color, and the current pandemic has only exacerbated these inequalities. Data continues to show that Black, Indigenous, and people of color have higher rates of infant mortality, heart disease, and even an advanced aging process due to stress and trauma. We are now at a pivotal moment, and cities and counties across the country are declaring racism in a public health crisis, including San Bernardino County. By declaring racism as a public health emergency, officials recognize systemic racism as a problem that needs to address. Join our next Health Funders Group to dive deeper into the root causes of systemic racism and its impact on the health and mental health of communities of color.



  • Kaci Patterson, Owner, Social Good Solutions and Chief Strategist, Black Equity Initiative



  • Eraka Bath, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA

  • Jae Canas, Sr., Sr. Administrative Analyst, Department of Mental Health-UCLA PP4W (Public Partnership 4 Wellbeing)

  • Rev. Samuel J. Casey, Executive Director, COPE

  • Felicia Jones, Associate Director, COPE

  • Stephanie Teleki, Ph.D., Director, Learning & Impact, California Health Care Foundation

The SCG Health Funders Group is a peer group of funders seeking to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. These facilitated sessions provide opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. All funders seeking to address barriers to health and equity through an intersectional approach are welcome.

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

About this Location
This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.

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