California Family Resource Association

Health & Mental Health Resources

Advocating for Healthy Communities

  • A Guide to Building Healthy Streets: Use ChangeLab's guide to turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the role staff can play during each step. Start collaborating to achieve your community’s policy goals and create healthier streets.
  • The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is working to update the General Plan Guidelines (GPG). It includes new sections on how cities and counties can promote health and equity in future development. These guidelines have the potential to impact health in many ways, such as encouraging the availability of healthy foods, promoting active transportation, and identifying housing needs.

Mental Health Resources

  • MHSOAC FY2014-15 Annual Plan Update Instructions (.pdf) - Learn exactly what counties are required to include in their annual plan updates for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds, including how they are required to involve stakeholders and community partners like family strengthening organizations, representatives of underserved populations, and more.

Healthcare Reform Information and Updates

Healthcare Literacy Resources

For resources on health literacy see How to Use Your Marketplace Coverage and From Coverage to Care (especially their booklet, "A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You.")

Learn more on our Healthcare Literacy page.

Healthcare for All Children in California

Medi-Cal is available to ALL low-income children in California, regardless of immigration status. Find tools and more information at

Empower Individuals to Make Health Happen In Their Communities

Health Happens Here is a new way of thinking about what makes a community healthy. It challenges us to look beyond doctor visits and diets to the root causes of good or poor health. It also reminds us that everyone has a role in making health happen in their own community. Find out more about Health Happens Here. If you are a CFRA member you can access Health Happens Here resources in CFRA's Member Forum.