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A MESSAGE FROM DR. ROSS 

Three cheers for Governor Gavin Newsom this week in signing two bills to assure a greater level of well-being for children.

First, and of greater strategic relevance to our Building Healthy Communities work over the years, the Governor and legislature acted to remove “willful defiance” in K thru 8 school settings as a justifiable cause for suspending a child out of school.  Our grantee partners across the state have been fighting for years to strengthen social-emotional health and wellness in the school setting, by expanding mental health and counseling supports, and introducing “restorative justice” practices where kids who misbehave are held accountable for their actions – but kept within the school setting.

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#STAYLOUD

ICYMI: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. ITON


Capital Public Radio sat down with Dr. Iton to discuss how chronic stress is as lethal as any knife or gun. In this interview, Dr. Iton breaks down the impact a zip code has on health outcomes.

Mid-City CAN 

RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS

On November 14, Mid-City CAN will host their 30th-anniversary gala to honor change agents across business, philanthropy, civic, and advocacy organizations. You can expect a night with leaders across all generations and a celebration of wins the community and Mid-City CAN have accomplished together. Registration and voting is now open.

VOTE AND REGISTER HERE>

BHC Fresno

PARKS 4 ALL


Coalition members, community members, and youth came together and celebrated the groundbreaking of Southwest Fresno's new BMX park. The park, which is expected to open on December 18, 2019, is being built at Mary Ella Brown Community Center and was designed by local youth. 
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