Reject Proposed Cuts to Public Health

Through the 2022 Budget Act, California took a transformational step toward rebuilding our state and local public health workforce and infrastructure that was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and years of disinvestment. The $300 million ongoing General Fund investment, referred to as the Future of Public Health, is a critical investment in our state‚Äôs public health readiness and response to existing and emerging public health threats. The Governor’s May Revision proposes to eliminate this funding completely.

Coalition Statements

Legislative Budget Agreement Statement and What They’re Saying

Governor’s May Revision

Fact Sheet

For more information, please view our fact sheet here.

Coalition Partners

The California Can’t Wait Coalition is a broad array of partners representing public health departments, labor, counties, and public health advocates. Our growing coalition is urging the Legislature and Governor to protect this funding in the budget. Please see our most recent coalition list here.

Local Impacts

Local health departments have already hired over 1100 positions using these funds. The links below highlight how each jurisdiction has been using the funds to protect and improve the health of their communities. You can also view a compiled version here.

AlamedaGlennMarinPlacerSanta BarbaraTrinity
AlpineHumboldtMariposaPlumasSanta ClaraTulare
AmadorImperialMendocinoRiversideSanta CruzTuolumne
BerkeleyInyoMercedSacramentoShastaVentura
ButteKernModocSan BenitoSierraYolo
CalaverasKingsMonoSan BernardinoSiskiyouYuba
ColusaLakeMontereySan DiegoSolano
Contra CostaLassenNapaSan FranciscoSonoma
Del NorteLong BeachNevadaSan JoaquinStanislaus
El DoradoLos AngelesOrangeSan Luis ObispoSutter
FresnoMaderaPasadenaSan MateoTehama