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Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020

Publication date: 
08/25/2017

The Amgen Foundation announced that it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influences their daily lives.

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Resources From 'Public Policy Conference 2017'

Publication date: 
04/06/2017

At the 2017 Public Policy Conference, the SCG community came together with leaders from across our region, our state, and our country to examine new and urgent questions: What does this new political landscape mean for our work? What changes can we expect in federal and state budgets--and in the laws of our country? How will these changes affect what we can do? How will they affect the communities we support?

 

Opening Keynote
Michael McAfee, President, PolicyLink
Equity: Paving the Way to a Thriving Southern California

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Policy Brief: Highlights from Governor's Budget

Publication date: 
01/31/2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Committee by Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations:

On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for 2017-2018 (the state fiscal year runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018). With a dimmer view on the state’s fiscal health, the budget proposes to address a projected $1.6 billion deficit. This deficit is driven by a slower growth in revenues, predominantly in the state’s three primary revenue sources: income, sales, and corporate taxes.

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The Health of the States Summary Report

Publication date: 
10/26/2016

The Center on Society and Health, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has recently released the first report in a series to come out of The Health of the States (HOTS) project. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HOTS is an analysis ranking states on dozens of health outcomes and examining the links between those outcomes and over 100 determinants of health.

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