AHF news July 2023

News in Support of the Safety Net


Now accepting grant applications for Mission Support funding

mission supportAlliance Healthcare Foundation’s Mission Support funding program provides multi-year (3-years), unrestricted, core operating support to nonprofit organizations located in San Diego and serving our San Diego community.

Visit web page for full detail about the grant and application process.
Register for the Ask the Funder webinar, scheduled for July 26; 11:00-11:45am PST.


  • Applications open: July 5, 2023 @8:00am PST
  • Applications close: September 15, 2023 @5:00pm PST
  • Decisions and distributions: January 2024



People in Southeastern San Diego Die 10 Years Younger

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Disparity in life expectancy – Interview with Barry Pollard. Resident Leader, Barry Pollard, has been tracking life expectancy data in San Diego for years along with the disparities it illuminates between Southeast (SE) San Diego and Central San Diego. Bottom line: Southeastern San Diegans are dying too young. “Community and toxic trauma” is how Pollard describes the cause in a recent interview with KPBS. Pollard, AHF and our partners are focused on closing disparity gaps, including access to better health care and transportation; more Black and Latino physicians and wraparound services.View and read full interview here.


Addressing Housing Discrimination

SDRCC invited into BUILD Health Challenge cohort. Refugee families often face housing discrimination based on race, country of origin, religion, or familial status.

Supported by funding and resources from BUILD, the San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition (SDRCC) is embarking on a 3-year effort to transform health at the local level by improving housing stability for refugee populations in El Cajon using a multi-sector, community-driven approach. This bold effort includes upstream advocacy to influence policy and system changes among housing stakeholders, cross-sector community education about housing regulations and the unique challenges faced by refugee populations, and capacity building to better enable refugee populations to understand, navigate, and access housing assistance and processes. Read more.


What Does the County Do?

SD County video screen shotExplainer video. If headlines like the stories above have you wondering who is setting policy for our neighborhoods, this animated explainer video from County of San Diego offers a nice overview of what our elected officials and administrators do. Watch video.



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