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Resources to Promote Healing Centered and Trauma Informed Approaches to California's Proposition 64 Expenditures

“Recommendations Roadmap for California Proposition 64 Expenditures” Documents (Updated December 17, 2019)

California Prop 64 Recommendations Roadmap Executive Summary

California Prop 64 One-Page Infographic

California Prop 64 Recommendations Roadmap Two-Page Overview

What is the Recommendations Roadmap?

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) staff and consultants developed the Prop 64 Recommendations Roadmap in collaboration with the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4 CA) and a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee of state and national advocates, California community-based organizations, providers and academics.

The Roadmap provides a set of recommendations for California state departments to support culturally responsive, racially just, healing-centered and trauma-informed approaches in the spending of certain Prop 64 marijuana tax initiatives funds. Although developed specifically in the context of California’s Prop 64, these recommendations have broader applications to policy and practice in other contexts nationwide.

The Recommendations Roadmap serves as a starting point for policy-makers, advocates, and community leaders as they consider and advocate for public policies related to advancing a culturally responsive, racially just, healing-centered and trauma-informed approach in the expenditure of public funding. We encourage stakeholders to utilize and adapt these recommendations for various audiences and contexts. Moreover, we will continue updating this site with new resources as they develop.

Roadmap in Action

RYSE CenterYouth ForwardTrauma Transformed, and the California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color will host a series of forums to collectively reflect on these recommendations and consider local, regional, and statewide application. Resources from these forums can be found below.

May 2019 Forum Materials:
May 2019 Forum Slides
May 2019 Graphic Report

In December 2019, the Center at Sierra Health Foundation in partnership with the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services released a Request for Applications for the Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program funded through Proposition 64 taxes based on the Prop 64 Recommendations Roadmap. More information and webinars for applicants can be found on the Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program website. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in receiving updates about the Recommendations Roadmap or hosting a forum, please contact info@cahmi.org.

This work is supported with funding from The California Endowment.