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California Leighton Memorial Grant Award

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Carestar Foundation
Jul 22, 2022

The Leighton Memorial Grant Award provides an unrestricted grant to a coalition or collaborative in a rural, frontier, or tribal area of California that has demonstrated success in improving emergency response and prehospital care with a focus on addressing inequity.

The award is intended to recognize multi-agency coalitions that:

  • Serve a population/community that experiences racial health disparities or inequitable healthcare
  • Are reflective and inclusive of the communities they serve
  • Seek to impact broader systems change to emergency and prehospital care, such as organizational practice or policy changes

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Location: Coalition/collaborative must work in a rural, frontier or tribal area in California as defined by:
    • Rural - community/city with less than 50,000 residents
    • Frontier - no more than 7 residents per square mile
    • Tribal - one of the 109 federally recognized Indian tribes in California or in the process of petitioning for federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Coalition or collaborative: Must be an existing group of three or more organizations with at least one of the organizations physically located in the rural, frontier, or tribal area being served
  • Population served: Population/community experiences racial health disparities or inequitable emergency and pre-hospital care
  • Time frame: The work of the coalition/collaborative must have taken place within the last calendar year (2021)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

A single $100,000 unrestricted gift is awarded each year.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Community and faith-based initiatives · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency medical services · Emergency preparedness and response · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Hispanic or Latino · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Public health · California

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