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Bay Area Health Funders Group Meeting

Monday, February 29, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am PST
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Join the Bay Area Health Funders Group for our first meeting of the year!

Connect and network with like-minded individuals around critical health issues that impact the Bay Area, including access to healthcare, behavioral health, violence prevention, health in the workforce, and health in diverse populations. Learn about the exciting initiatives and resources we have in store for the new year and how you and your organization can become engaged with these efforts! 

Join Us To: 

Hear a presentation from Dr. Tomas Aragon, The Roots of Health Inequities: A Population Health Life Course Approach

Transforming complex health systems and community health require comprehensive multi-sector actions, including support from philanthropic institutions and public health agencies.  Dr. Aragon will discuss an evidence-based framework to address Community Trauma and Chronic Disease in vulnerable populations.

Pre-Program Reading (Attached Below):  

1. Reframing Violence Prevention—Preventing the Life Course Health Effects of Trauma and Toxic Stress

2. Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience


Dr. Tomas Aragon, MD
Dr. Aragón is the Health Officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and Director of the Population Health Division at the Department of Public Health. As Health Officer, he exercises leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health and equity. As PHD Director, he directs public health services. His passions are leadership development, organization performance, collective impact, and continuous improvement. He is a graduate of the UCSF / California HealthCare Foundation Leadership Program, and is a Fellow in the Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program. He teaches at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and maintains a health blog you can view here. His family immigrated from Nicaragua and he was raised in San Francisco's Mission District. Dr. Aragón graduated from UC Berkeley (BA, DrPH) and Harvard Medical School (MD, MPH), and completed his clinical and research training at UCSF (SFGH Primary Care Internal Medicine; Clinical Infectious Diseases; and HIV Prevention Studies). 

Registration Required 

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Not an NCG member but want to participate? Please contact Michelle Bermúdez, Manager of Collaborative Philanthropy.

About the Bay Area Health Funders Group

Grantmaking organizations are working together on an important and exciting opportunity to impact the health and well-being of communities throughout California. With support from Metta Fund, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and McKesson Foundation, NCG is convening funders to investigate how a Bay Area Health Funders Group can create impact through learning, collaboration and discovery of common funding goals.

To learn more about the Bay Area Health Funders Group, please contact Michelle Bermúdez, Manager of Collaborative Philanthropy.