Elder Women in CA Lead Change for Healthy Aging

by Women's Foundation of California


Help build the capacity of diverse elder women and their allies to advocate for change that affects their health and well-being, and the broader community, by supporting the Elder Women's Initiative.
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Elder women face vast economic inequities earning 30% less in Social Security than men limiting their access to resources, in particular health care. Health care inequities often lead to chronic illness. Especially hard hit are women of color, immigrant women, low-income women and other underserved populations in California.


The Elderly Women's Initiative organizes local planning committees that highlight priority issues and leadership opportunities for elder women and support outreach efforts to put elder women in touch with policy makers and decision makers.

Long-Term Impact

To increase elder women advocates and build a movement for a California where we can all age in our own homes with well-being, dignity and economic security.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Elder Women’s Initiative

Organization Information

Women's Foundation of California

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womensfoundca.org
Project Leader:
Karla Rodriguez
Special Projects Program Officer
San Francisco, CA United States

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