Leveraging and engaging community members are important elements to creating more equitable communities. Across California, the power of community organizing, mobilization, and civic engagement drives change. Please join CA4Health in a Web Forum co-hosted by Dialogue4Health and the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (CaLAPH, a project of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice) to hear stories from California where the community’s voice is influencing change. This Web Forum will include highlights from:

  • The VOTA! Campaign in the Eastern Coachella Valley
  • Diabetes education and soda tax efforts in Watsonville
  • Transforming an anchor institution in Richmond


Victor Gonzalez

Civic Engagement Manager/Youth Coordinator

Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley

Coachella, CA

Victor Gonzalez is a Desert Mirage Alumni and a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Politics and Feminist Studies. He currently works in his hometown with Building Healthy Communities Coachella Valley. His focus lies in Civic Engagement Youth coordinating within his work.

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Eli Moore, MA

Program Manager

HAAS Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Berkeley, CA

Eli Moore is Program Manager for the Haas Institute’s strategic partnerships with grassroots community-based organizations. Eli has more than 10 years experience working with organizers to develop research and strategic capacity. He has written a number of reports and strategy papers on environmental justice, mass incarceration, community economic development and…

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Susan Watson, MPH

Program Director, CA4Health

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Susan Watson is currently the Program Director for the CA4Health community of practice. Previously, she was the manager for Public Health Institute’s Community Transformation Grant where she provided programmatic oversight for all strategic directions. Susan has over 17 years of experience in various sectors of public health that has included…

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