Building Healthy Communities – Southwest Merced / East Merced County

 Tatiana Vizcaíno-Stewart, M.A., Hub Manager

 658 W. Main St., Merced, CA

For Information Call: 209-580-6067

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 Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier.

They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more. The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians. For more information, please visit

The Building Healthy Communities: Merced Hub is a partnership made up of community residents, public agency leaders, community benefit organizations and other interested individuals and organizations. The HUB will be coordinated and managed by the host agency (United Way of Merced County) and the HUB Steering Committee.

The Building Healthy Communities initiative has been funded by The California Endowment. The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. From 2010-2020, The Endowment will focus the majority of its resources on its 10-year strategic plan Building Healthy Communities.

For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at