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National Recovery Month with SAMHSA

September is National Recovery Month! Join SAMHSA as they celebrate everyone who identifies as being in recovery and their families to recognize that “Hope is real. Recovery is real.” The recovery journey isn’t just for the person with the substance use or mental health issue—it includes everyone who cares about them. View a brand new graphic about holistic recovery on…

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SPI August 2023 Newsletter

Explore SPI’s most recent newsletter and learn about new classes offered by the San Diego Caregiver Connections (SDCC) program via CEAL, a community celebration at Park de la Cruz on Sep. 16, and the newest on Transforming Child Welfare by Casey Family Programs, and much more. Access the newsletter HERE

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National Academies Report: “Federal Policy to Advance Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Health Equity”

“Health” comprises much more than physical or mental health, and is dynamically affected by our complex history of federal and local policies. In order to promote and facilitate health equity, the National Academies, under direction of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, convened a committee of experts to identify policies contributing to health inequity and…

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SPI Newsletter July 2023

Explore SPI’s newest K2A on Building Wellness Systems, learn about the new Mandated Reporting Community Supporting Task Force, the new San Diego Connecting Caregivers Curriculum, and next steps for AFC Imperial Beach. Click HERE for the newsletter.

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Beyond Prevention: Building Wellness Systems

A new K2A has been developed that covers the need to build “Wellness Systems” throughout continued prevention efforts. The SPI Child Welfare/Wellness Systems team has been involved with Ventura County as well as San Diego County for several years on a journey that has contributed to both counties reimagining their Child Welfare Services work. Read the full K2A here for…

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June 2023 Newsletter

SPI’s June newsletter is now available. Check out this month’s highlight featuring the Park de La Cruz Community Center, learn about SPI’s newest grant CalGrows, and get ready for the Imperial Beach AFC Action Planning Sessions. For the full newsletter, click HERE  

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May 2023 Newsletter

Interested in learning about the Binational Social Work Conference, age-friendly community and other project updates, mental health resources, and opportunities for engagement? Explore SPI’s most recent newsletter.

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City of Solana Beach 2023 Action Plan

After a year of community engagement with technical assistance from the Social Policy Institute team, resulting in over 600 encounters via community survey and discussion sessions, the Age-Friendly Solana Beach Action Plan was approved by City Council! This plan includes specific action steps for the community throughout 5 domains: (1) Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, (2) Social Participation with Inclusion, (3)…

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