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Health Funders Peer Group Meeting December

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

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About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, May 19 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members 

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
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.

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Health Funders Peer Group September

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 

 

About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, May 19 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members 

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
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.

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Health Funders Peer Group Meeting May

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 


About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, September 1 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
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.

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Health Funders Peer Group Meeting March

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Save the Date!

Program details coming soon. 


About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.


Recurring Dates

Wednesday, May 19 | 10:00am - 11:30am Learn more >>>

Wednesday, September 1 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>

Wednesday, December 8 | 10:00am - 11:30am  Learn more >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
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.

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Wellness, Balance and Health During the New Normal

Thursday, January 28, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a Southern California Latinxs in Philanthropy (SCLP) mixer and virtual event to kick off the new year! This will be a great opportunity to meet SCLP’s new steering committee members and to get to know one another. The event will also feature Margarita Luna, MSW, MPH, CPC and Senior Program Manager at the California Endowment, who will share pointers on how you can incorporate more self-care in your daily life and maintain a healthy work-life balance into 2021. Please register by 5:00 pm on January 26th. 
 

Speaker

Margarita Luna, MSW, MPH, CPC

Senior Program Manager, Eastern Coachella Valley at The California Endowment

Margarita Luna is a social justice warrior in every facet of her life. From infusing humanity into philanthropy for the past 13 years to coaching fellow social justice warriors to care for themselves as much as they care for their communities, to raising her two young sons to be feminists...Margarita is about walking her purpose through whatever paths that are manifested in her life.

As a former therapist and community advocate, Margarita draws upon her previous experience supporting families and advancing the health and well-being of the most underserved in her coaching practice. She understands why social justice folks want to make change and helps them find ways to sustain their roles as social change agents. Margarita blends her therapist training with coaching skills to unpack the root cause of our actions and beliefs that keep us from feeling aligned with our true purpose and values. Compassion and authenticity are the values that drive Margarita's life and choices.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Latinx SCG members and Latinx eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online
Non-members: Register online.
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.

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Keepers of Ancestral Medicine Panel

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

Join SCG on the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing for a virtual experience centering and uplifting the practices and knowledge of Black femmes. Lively conversations and workshops will guide us to remember, reciprocate, and reconnect with the gentle wisdom of nature.

The National Day of Racial Healing was established in 2017 as an annual convening of activists, artists, healers, changemakers, and community members that come together for dialogue and action towards much needed and long overdue racial healing in this nation.

 

Part 1: Keepers of Ancestral Medicine

We start the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing by remembering the experiences and answers already present in our traditions and lineages. Three Black and Afro-Indigenous healers will highlight what it means to remember, reclaim, actively integrate, and sustain ancestral medicine as crucial components to racial healing. Each facilitator will share their rituals of practicing plant medicine and answer questions from participants.

 

Speakers

Jordi

Jordi is a non-conforming, afrofuturistic, multidimensional artist weaving healing energy for the self and the community. Her practice is deeply rooted in a celestial connection to the other-wordly. Through performance encompassing vocal, theatre, storytelling, and dance, Jordi processes human and non-human emotions, growth, trauma, and the emergence of authentic selfhoods. Her healing practices are deeply involved with local activism of Los Angeles’s QTBIPOC (queer, trans, Black, Indiginous and persons of colour) communities. Her work has been presented in Canada, New York film festivals, and the Getty Museum on Tongva Land. She is currently creating a new audio work entitled "Glossolalia."

Ayo Ngozi Drayton

Ayo Ngozi Drayton is a believer in ancestral tradition, a documentarian of Black herbal and cultural practices, and a community worker. Trained as a clinical herbalist, she is a beloved instructor at several community herbal schools and conferences. Ayo also owns The Creative Root,  LLC (a small herbal business), and coordinates Planting Reparations, a reparations-based mutual aid initiative that redistributes plants and healing resources to Black people. In addition to education received through mentorship, Ayo holds a BA in Journalism from Hampton University, an MPS in African and African American Studies from Cornell University, and an MS in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Ayo is based on Mashpee Wampanoag territory (New Bedford, Massachusetts).

Sade Musa 

Sade Musa is the founder of ROOTS OF RESISTANCE, an educational project that seeks to help folks reclaim healing ways interrupted by colonization, to disrupt narratives which invisibilize Afro-diasporic contributions to medicine, and bring attention to health disparities and other forms of health injustice. ROR operates under the belief that bodily autonomy and culturally relevant medical care are essential, and that learning to heal ourselves is a liberatory praxis of self-determination and resistance. ROR is dedicated to helping historically looted communities advocate for their wellbeing, access quality healthcare, and to find alternatives if western healing models fail them. Through ROR she offers donation-based and sliding scale community herbal classes and consultation, leads plant walks, operates an apothecary, and donates medicine to various grassroots wellness programs."

Part 2: Emergent Strategy Ideation Workshop

Tuesday, January 19 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Learn More >>>


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Anyone

Registration
Register online 
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact Monica Banks at [email protected].

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

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COVID-19 Funders’ Briefing: 2021 Outlook

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

As COVID-19 case rates continue to climb nationwide, new federal leadership and promising vaccine trials present some hope for the coming year. As we continue to grapple with the public health repercussions, California also faces serious economic consequences. Communities of color are facing disproportionate impacts across the board, and many sectors including nonprofits and local governments are in perilous financial situations. Join us to hear more about what we should expect in 2021, how the issues philanthropy cares about will be affected, and what we can do to respond.

 

Speaker

Chris Hoene

Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center

Chris Hoene became the Budget Center’s executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of leadership in state and local policy research and analysis. He leads the strategic direction of the organization, acts as primary spokesperson, and works with the board of directors and community partners to implement our vision and mission. Prior to joining the Budget Center, Chris was director of the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, housing, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and governance.  Chris also previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, and the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science of the College of Idaho. In 2011, in recognition of his service to the state and local community, Chris was elected as a Fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

Dr. Christina Ghaly, M.D.

Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Dr. Ghaly was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as the Director of the Department of Health Services (DHS) on September 25, 2018 after having served in the role as Acting Director since October 2017. In this capacity, Dr. Ghaly has had responsibility for overseeing the operations of the County’s four public hospitals and 23 outpatient clinics. She leads strategic, operational, and clinical/financial initiatives critical to DHS’ financial health and continued transformation in an era of health reform.

Dr. Ghaly previously served as Chief Operations Officer for DHS from 2016 until her permanent appointment as Director.  Her previous roles within DHS also include serving as the Deputy Director for Strategy and Operations and as the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center and LAC+USC Medical Center.

In 2015, Dr. Ghaly served in a temporary role as the Director of Health Care Integration for the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office. This position was created to lead an assessment regarding the potential creation of a health care agency, integrating the Departments of Health Services, Mental Health (DMH) and Public Health (DPH). The Los Angeles County Health Agency was formally created in November 2015.

Dr. Ghaly attended Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ghaly currently sees patients in the urgent care and on the inpatient medicine service at LAC+USC Medical Center and  Olive View – UCLA Medical Center, respectively.

Deepa Iyer

Director of Movement Building, Building Movement Project; Director, Solidarity Is

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, facilitator, and activist. She is the Director of Movement Building at Building Movement Project and director of Solidarity Is, a project that provides trainings, narratives, and resources on building deep and lasting multiracial solidarity and sustainability of social change ecosystems.

Iyer served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for a decade, and has held positions at Race Forward, the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, and the Asian American Justice Center.

Iyer’s first book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press 2015), received a 2016 American Book Award. She hosts a podcast called Solidarity Is This to explore solidarity practices around the country. Iyer has received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and the Social Change Initiative, and in 2019, she received an honorary doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Iyer serves on the Advisory Council of the Emergent Fund.

An immigrant who moved to Kentucky from India when she was twelve, Iyer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and Vanderbilt University.

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
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.

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SCG's Health Funders Group: Leveraging Tech to Support Families — Lessons from Home Visiting in LA County

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred the increased adoption of virtual platforms facilitating access to family supports and health services more than ever before. Virtual social services are increasingly demanding engagement with technology to enroll in care, access personal health information, and communicate with providers.

Home visiting programs provide information, guidance, mental health, and developmental screening and connect families with health services and other resources in their communities to meet their needs. These programs are not only associated with improved health and family outcomes but are also key to advancing health equity and addressing disparities. However, not all families have equal access to devices, connectivity, and the capacity to use technology effectively. Parents and caregivers have not received adequate training or support to assume these increased responsibilities across systems. While the utilization of virtual home visits is rising – one program model had over 6,000 visits conducted virtually since March 2020, with approximately 75% occurring on virtual platforms – such digital engagement is difficult for families who may have limited digital literacy, language barriers, and time constraints. 

Join SCG’s Health Funders Group on December 1st to discuss the home visiting system-building effort in LA County and how providers pivoted to meet the needs of families during the pandemic. Attendees will learn about county-wide efforts to build a highly integrated and comprehensive home visiting services system following recent Supervisorial Board Motions. Panelists will include county leaders, philanthropic investors, and home visitors who will discuss lessons learned and opportunities to engage on future policy and systems change efforts to provide sustainable and flexible access to home visiting services. 

 

Speakers: 

Deborah Allen

Deputy Director, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Deborah Allen is Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she heads the Bureau of Health Promotion. Divisions within the bureau include Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Women’s Health, Children’s Medical Services, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Care. Bureau programs take a holistic approach, addressing health needs in the context of family and community. Like all programs of the Department of Public Health, they emphasize elimination of health inequality as a central goal. Dr. Allen is new to the Department of Public Health and to Los Angeles. She served previously as Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Health at the Boston Public Health Commission, as Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public and as director of the Division for Special Health Needs at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

Dr. Allen received the MCHB Director’s Award and the Federation for Children with Special Needs Executive Director’s Award in 2016; the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology Outstanding Leadership Award in 2014; the American Public Health Association Maternal and Child Health Section Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013; the Massachusetts Association for Behavioral Healthcare Children’s Behavioral Health Award in 2012; and the Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, 2010 and 2012. She currently chairs the Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association and serves on the board of CityMatCH, the national organization of urban maternal and child health leaders. Throughout her career, she has served on multiple leadership and advisory committees for maternal and child health programs at local, state and national levels. Dr. Allen has a doctorate in Maternal and Child Health and master’s degrees in MCH and Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.

Christina Altmayer 

Vice President of Programs, First 5 LA

Christina Altmayer previously served as the Executive Director of the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, where she successfully led the organization through a comprehensive strategic planning and implementation process and oversaw a program funding portfolio of $35 million. In this capacity, Altmayer has helped lead several high impact efforts, including initiatives related to developmental screening and early intervention, kindergarten readiness, and oral health. Prior to this role, Altmayer was the President of Altmayer Consulting, Inc. and specialized in management consulting to public and nonprofit agencies.

In her consulting practice, she served as Project Director for the Pediatric Health Services (PHS) Program for the Orange County Children and Families Commission for 12 years. She also worked with numerous Children and Families Commissions throughout California, including First 5 LA, as well as the County of Los Angeles, on long-term financial planning, strategy development, program design, and implementation, and evaluation. Altmayer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and later, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from St. John’s University in New York.

Raysa Barrientos

Family Support Counselor; Home visitor; HFA-F5LA, The Children’s Bureau

Ms. Barrientos is currently a Family Support Counselor with Children’s Bureau. Her responsibilities include case management, administration of developmental screenings, supporting her families with resources, parent education, and assisting families in crisis situations. Ms. Barrientos received her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Ms. Barrientos started her role as a Family Support Counselor with Children’s Bureau in 2017, prior to her current position she has experience working as a Behavior Therapist working with children that have developmental delays. Her content knowledge is working with families and children 0 to 5. During her time with Children’s Bureau Ms. Barrientos has helped with training new Family Support Counselors and supported the team due to the expansion of the home visitation programs. Ms. Barrientos is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach.

Jeanna Capito

Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis, The Los Angeles County Early Care and Education System

Jeanna Capito has been working in the prenatal to five fields for nearly 25 years with experience including the management of child-care programming, Early Head Start, Head Start, developmentally oriented pediatrics, national home visiting models, and child welfare programming. Capito has focused on developing state and local initiatives to increase the quality of programs, access by families, and capacity of professionals and communities through systems change across social services agencies, education systems, home visiting services, public health programming, and healthcare systems. Capito’s work has involved managing projects including the development of birth to three Early Learning Guidelines, recommending and implementing quality support structures for home visiting, crafting national scale learning communities across Head Start and child care with their respective federal offices, managing comprehensive fiscal analysis and cost modeling projects, and building a technical assistance structure for collaboration building. Capito brings a strong working knowledge of both state and local systems, including work on policies and recommendations to ensure that systems at each level inform one another and are built in response to the characteristics of each other. Capito’s consulting includes work building on her expertise in budget creation and management building build the complementary fiscal, governance and management systems that support collaboration and program implementation. 

Leslie Eichberg

Parent Coach Supervisor/ MCHA

Leslie Eichberg is a Parent Coach Supervisor for Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA) Welcome Baby program. Leslie has worked with MCHA for over 11 years and was part of the Welcome Baby pilot program. Leslie provided shadowing and coaching other parent coaches from 14 other Welcome Baby programs as part of the Family Strengthening Oversight Entity (FSOE). Leslie provides mentoring, support and coaching for the staff she supervises to ensure the Welcome baby approach and fidelity of the program model is sustained . Leslie is passionate about breastfeeding education and providing culturally competent services to her clients and within her community utilizing a strength-based approach. Leslie is a mother and a champion breastfeeder  to her two young children Brady and Olivia. In her free time Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband Ernie and their children.

 

Cynthia Harding, M.P.H

Executive Member of the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment

Cynthia Harding is the Chief Strategist for Interdepartmental Initiatives for the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources (DHR). In this role, she facilitates and implements transformational initiatives of importance to the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office and DHR. She provides executive-level consulting services to other County Departments in order to transform service delivery, build new services or staffing models, provide oversight on executive projects, or develop new entrepreneurial services. Prior to coming to DHR, she worked in the Department of Public Health for 35 years in a variety of different public health programs, including serving as the Chief Deputy Director, Interim Director, and running Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Tobacco Control, and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs.

Ms. Harding is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and taught as a visiting professor at the National School of Public Health in Brazil. Ms. Harding has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health from Brown University, a Masters of Public Health from UCLA, and a Certificate of Management from USC’s Center of Excellence in Health Care Management.

In addition to her work for the County, Ms. Harding is a musician, playing a number of different instruments from Latin America. She performs Latin American folk jazz with her husband in the Ciro Hurtado Band and with her sister in Conjunto Jardin (pronounced con-HUN-toe har-DEEN), a group that performs the music of Veracruz, Mexico.

 

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Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members

Registration
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.

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