Advance and Defend Wellness


  1. For 25 years The California Wellness Foundation has worked with people and organizations across our state to advance wellness for all Californians. Together, we’ve made extraordinary progress. But at the beginning of 2017, extreme political and social divisions added renewed threat to many of the issues and communities the Foundation supports. Cal Wellness took a stance against these threats by launching the Advance and Defend Wellness campaign. Through the campaign, Cal Wellness has committed grantmaking dollars and lent its voice to lift up four priority areas: protecting access to health care, addressing the needs of immigrants, bolstering the safety net and preventing hate-based violence.
  2. Cal Wellness staff and our peers helped us launch the initiative and spread the word about the campaign.
  3. Using the hashtag #AdvanceAndDefend, many Cal Wellness staff and community partners shared how and why they advance and defend wellness in their communities on social media.
  4. Using the hashtag #AdvanceAndDefend, Cal Wellness staff, community partners and supporters also took to social media to promote and protect work around the campaign’s four priority issues, as well as other issues that impact health and wellness.