BACR’s mission is to promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build a community. They currently have 8 program areas that include After School, National Service, Workforce and Education, Healthy Communities, Alcohol and Drugs, Tobacco, Mental Health, and Fiscal Intermediary Services.
The California Health Collaborative (Collaborative) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to enhancing the quality of life and health of the people of California, particularly the underserved and underrepresented. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Fresno, California, the Collaborative has offices in Chico, Merced, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Bernardino serving residents in 54 out of the 58 California counties. Guided by its mission of “changing lives by improving health and wellness,” the Collaborative implements an array of health promotion and disease prevention programs, public health surveillance systems, and a variety of capacity-building and networking activities.
Families in Good Health is an outpatient services center that offers many services, including Best Babies Collaborative, Welcome Baby program, and Kellee Murchison-Bennett Love Your Heart program. This Long Beach outpatient services center is one of the best in California. As part of the Dignity Health network, Families in Good Health is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Long Beach and nearby communities.
Supporting Healthy Asian Pacific Empowerment (SHAPE)
Waymakers and CASA (Community Action Service Advocacy) are working on a tobacco initiative to reduce the disproportionately high tobacco use rate and rates of exposure to secondhand smoke in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Orange and San Diego Counties. The South Coast Region API Tobacco Prevention Project works with residents, community organizations, housing management, health partners, and youth groups on initiatives including: smoke-free multi-unit housing policies, voluntary tobacco-free policies in healthcare workplaces, and API youth engagement.