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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Health in All Policies Request for Proposals due April 8


The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Program at the Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a community-based organization to partner and advise on community safety and violence prevention policy discussions in California state government. The mission of the Health in All Policies is to transform public institutions to advance racial equity and health through capacity building, government accountability, and community partnerships. PHI-HiAP organizes, convenes, develops leadership, and connects policy issues within government to advance racial justice and health equity, and are recognized as a national and global leader in embedding health and racial equity strategies in government practices.

The Scope of Work consists of:

  • Serve as community lead on the HiAP Task Force’s state government Safe & Equitable Communities Roundtable, which will bring government leaders together to normalize an understanding of safety as part of personal and community health, as well as vet recommendations for Task Force engagement. Activities for the community lead could include informing the content for the Safe & Equitable Communities Roundtable and engaging with other community organizations.
  • Co-host three to four Community Safety speaker series/briefings to be attended by HiAP Task Force and other government staff. Activities include identifying and approving speakers, materials, and other content.
  • Participate as member of PHI-HiAP advisory group.
  • Final activities will be agreed upon by CBO partner and PHI.

All activities will be conducted in close partnership with PHI-HiAP’s program staff. PHI-HiAP will be responsible for coordinating partnership communications and logistics for events, developing initial drafts of materials, updating materials based on feedback from partners, and connecting partners directly with state government leaders.

Organizations with grassroots experience on models that promote community safety, strong racial equity and justice roots, and an understanding of government policy processes are encouraged to apply.

The proposed budget is $60,000 for 18 months of work, ending in November 2023.

Please submit your proposal electronically to Dalila Madison Almquist,, by 5pm PT on April 8, 2022. Use [Community Safety RFP] in the subject line. If more time is needed, please reach out as soon as possible to to ask about an extension.

  • Invitation of top candidates for interview will be shared week of April 18th.
  • Final selection made the week of May 2, 2022.
  • Initial work to begin in early May, 2022.
  • Deliver full documentation and files at the end of the project

For more information, please view the Request for Proposals attached below.


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