MacArthur Foundation Concludes First Round of 100&Change Program

February 5, 2018
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On December 20, 2017, the MacArthur Foundation concluded the first round of its 100&Change program by granting a $100 million award to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) . This $100 million award was the result of a multi-step process to identify a single proposal “that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.” In October 2017, the foundation selected eight semi-finalists out of the 1,904 proposals they received, each with a video pitch and narrative response . A panel of external judges reviewed those proposals using four criteria : meaningfulness, verifiability, durability, and feasibility, with final choices made by MacArthur’s Board… Read More →


Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division Receives Whole Person Care Pilot Award

December 5, 2017
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On June 8, 2017, Sonoma County, Health Services Department, Behavioral Health Division’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilots Round 2 application was approved for a five-year award of $16,704,136 . The WPC Pilots program, administered by the California Department of Health Care Services, aims to coordinate health, behavioral health, and social services in a “patient-centered manner with the goals of improved beneficiary health and wellbeing through more efficient and effective use of resources.” Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division’s WPC Pilot… Read More →


Sonoma County Department of Health Services Receives Grant to Prevent Cavities in Young Children

May 17, 2017
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Quality oral health care is especially important for young children, not only because tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem among California’s children, but because tooth decay is the number one reason children are absent from kindergarten. 1 In March 2017, Sonoma County Department of Health Services Dental Health Program was selected as one of 15 FY 2017 grantees for the California Department of Health Care Services’ Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI) Domain 4: Local Dental Pilot Projects (LDPPs) program. The… Read More →


City of Richmond, California Obtains Funding for Digital Health Literacy and Broadband Access

September 14, 2014
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The City of Richmond has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services in the amount of $249,314 for the Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project, which will provide low-income residents with tools and skills needed to access online information to improve their health. The project, which will be led by the Richmond Public Library, will bring together groups of participants around the topic of health… Read More →