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Healthy Families and Communities

Initiative Themes

The Healthy Families & Communities initiative is dedicated to the key areas of:

Public Value: The HFC SI helps build our state economy, building the capacity and health of our people and communities.

Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do. Here's how the pieces fit together.


Grand Challenges

The HFC SI panel support this work by bringing a broad spectrum of expertise and practice to help identify key emerging issues. HFC emerging issues include:

  • Chronic disease and food insecurity across the lifespan of all Californians 

  • Delivery of high-quality positive youth development in all communities

  • Rising social, economic and health inequality

  • Access to science education and professional learning opportunities



See UC Delivers for examples of impact in HFC.

UC ANR members can share the impact of their work - it's easy. Click here to find out how.


See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants

See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)




HFC-related Blogs