We're pleased to share our summary and analysis of Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Budget Proposal for 2021-2022. This summary highlights elements of the budget proposal that advance equity and justice through health, safety, and wellbeing, and is organized by our three overarching policy priorities:
1. Promoting Safety, Wellbeing, and Healing from Trauma and Systemic Violence
2. Healthy, Equitable Community Environments
3. Fostering a More Prevention-Oriented Health System
We also focus on the budget’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the plan for California’s recovery from it. In some places, we've also included detail about proposals being advanced by health equity advocates to address shortfalls in the proposed budget that leave California’s most vulnerable communities without critical supports. We hope this summary can serve as a tool for advocates and communities to engage in the budget process to advance health equity and racial justice throughout California.
Read the full text of our summary here.