March 23 2018

“The passing of Nancy McFadden comes at the end of a trying and difficult week in Sacramento. Nancy was a dear friend and trusted ally in the struggle for health and justice for all Californians,” said Daniel Zingale. “Nancy’s life and our loss remind us that even as we mourn, we must re-dedicate ourselves to rising up together as one.”


About The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental affordable improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. Through its ‘Health Happens Here’ campaign and ten-year initiative Building Healthy Communities, The Endowment is creating places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. At its core, The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The California Endowment’s website at

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