For Immediate Release: February 5, 2019
Contact: [email protected]
THIS WEEK: Chelsea Clinton Leads Discussion on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice in San Diego
The Clinton Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, and the County of San Diego host an afternoon to identify systemic issues within child welfare and juvenile justice and how to support equitable outcomes for families and children in San Diego.
San Diego, CA – The Strong Families, Thriving Communities (SFTC) coalition led by the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation and the County of San Diego, will engage Chelsea Clinton in leading a discussion with community stakeholders on understanding and improving outcomes for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the San Diego region. In addition to serving as vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton holds a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and is the co-author of the book “Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why,” which examines the role of public-private partnerships in developing solutions to global health challenges.
Through the SFTC coalition CHMI, The San Diego Foundation, and the County of San Diego have engaged over 100 local community partners to date in a process to identify key challenges and solutions through Bold Action Steps to align child welfare and juvenile justice policies, practices, and resources to increase equity and effectiveness for communities, families, and children. The event will reinforce the importance of capacity and coalition building to sustain these efforts through additional philanthropic investments. The Strong Families, Thriving Communities coalition is part of the Clinton Foundation’s work to improve health and well-being in regions across the country.
This event is open to the press. To attend, RSVP to [email protected]
Improving Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Outcomes
Thursday, February 7, 2019
1:00-2:30 p.m. PT (12:30 p.m. press pre-set)
The Prado at Balboa Park Loggia Room, 1549 El Prado,
San Diego, CA 92101
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
Connie Matsui, interim CEO, The San Diego Foundation;
Nathan Fletcher, supervisor, County of San Diego;
Maura Pally, executive vice president, Clinton Foundation;
Alex Chan, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.
- Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Panel Discussion
Panelists will discuss systemic issues within child welfare and juvenile justice and how to support equitable outcomes. Featured: Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation; Amy Aparicio Clark, M.Ed., managing director of community impact and strategy, Aetna; Nick Macchione, director, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency; moderated by Steve Atkinson, KGTV ABC 10.
- Youth Voice Fireside Chat
Youth from Youth Empowerment and Project A.W.A.R.E will discuss and present a Trauma-Informed Care Code of Conduct; moderated by Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation
About the Clinton Foundation
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.
As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.
We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.
Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.
About The San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Strong Families, Thriving Communities Fund which aims to strengthen the connections between children and families by improving systems and reducing disparities in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
About the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency/Live WELL San Diego
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is an integrated agency that provides direct services to more than 1 million residents, and manages an array of programs that ensure the health and safety of the region’s 3.2 million residents. With an annual operating budget of $1.9 billion and more than 6,300 employees, HHSA services include public health, behavioral health, safety net programs, housing support, child welfare and aging support programs, and refugee services. HHSA services advance Live Well San Diego—the County’s vision for a region that is building better health, living safely and thriving. Launched in 2010, Live Well San Diego has grown into a regional movement, with more than 265 formally recognized partners representing businesses, health care, education, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Learn more about Live Well San Diego at LiveWellSD.org, and on twitter at @livewell_sd. For HHSA, visit www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/, on Facebook at SDCountyHHSA, or on Twitter at @SDCountyHHSA.