Listos California Community Resilience Campaign
August 15, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature appropriated $25 million to fund the Listos California Community Resilience Campaign. This campaign – based at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) – focuses on delivering emergency preparedness, response, and recovery information and tools to diverse and vulnerable populations in high hazard areas throughout California. The campaign is implemented through a rich network of community-based organizations, Tribal governments, and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), which are able to reach targeted audiences through focused and interactive strategies. By delivering actionable information and tools with cultural relevance and tact, the campaign ensures California communities are prepared to respond and recover in the event of a natural disaster.
The campaign is an expansion of the highly successful Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign that engaged millions of vulnerable Californians with culturally and linguistically appropriate support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach. Tools created and lessons learned from the prior campaign will be built upon to educate the audience not only about emergency preparedness but also about response and recovery.
Valley Vision serves as the backbone organization for the campaign, helping support and coordinate the work of more than 90 grantee partners throughout the state. Valley Vision will also support grantee partners and Cal OES by facilitating the creation of culturally appropriate, in-language educational tools and assets; delivering technical assistance to grantees; building cohesion across all campaign partners; and monitoring impact. We aim to amplify the success of all campaign partners, helping them empower vulnerable individuals and build community resilience to the disasters that may confront our state.
To view the full list of grantees, along with their service areas and populations served, visit the Listos Atlas. For tools and resources developed during the inaugural Listos California Campaign, visit www.listoscalifornia.org.
Listos California Disaster Ready Guide (2021)
Learn five simple, low or no-cost steps that individuals and families should take to prepare for natural disasters, such as wildfires, earthquakes, and floods in the Listos California Disaster Ready Guide
Housing Stanislaus Data Primer (2021)
Learn more about demographics and the housing landscape in Stanislaus County in the Housing Stanislaus Data Primer through US Census data from 2019 estimates.
Listos California Impact Report (2021)
Learn how Listos California created a people-centered movement to build disaster resilience in the Listos California Impact Report.
Housing Stanislaus Fact Sheet (2021)
Housing Stanislaus is a collective effort to build a shared vision for housing in Stanislaus County. Through this
effort, Valley Vision is working with stakeholders of all backgrounds and interests to establish a common
understanding of the needs, challenges, and opportunities associated with housing in Stanislaus County.
This fact sheet details the desired outcomes and process in developing a unified and actionable countywide vision and strategy framework that takes into account priorities, policies, and investments to accelerate affordable and
market-rate housing in Stanislaus County.
Housing is one of the most fundamental human needs, yet housing availability is at a crisis point throughout California. Too many individuals and families are forced to spend a disproportionate share of their incomes on housing, live farther from work and other daily needs than they would like, or live in overcrowded conditions.
Knowing that the challenges are multi-faceted and that solutions require a collective approach, Stanislaus County engaged Valley Vision to coordinate its Housing Stanislaus initiative. Housing Stanislaus is a collective effort to build a shared vision for housing in Stanislaus County. Through this effort, Valley Vision is working with stakeholders of all backgrounds and interests to establish a common understanding of the needs, challenges, and opportunities associated with housing in Stanislaus County. That information will be used to develop a unified and actionable countywide vision and strategy framework that takes into account priorities, policies, and investments to accelerate affordable and market-rate housing in Stanislaus County.
Through a collective approach, we aim to build a coalition of partners who subscribe to the same priorities, and implement compatible and complementary strategies to make needed housing more available throughout Stanislaus County.
Click here to read a Fact Sheet about Housing Stanislaus.
Tips for Public Health Emergencies (2020)
The Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign team developed this Tip Sheet to provide guidance to Californians on staying safe and healthy in light of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. Learn more on the Listos California website.
Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign
In 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature appropriated $50 million to fund the California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign, a disaster-preparedness initiative housed at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). This campaign, dubbed Listos California, was a statewide effort to boost disaster preparedness by engaging over one million of the most vulnerable Californians and connecting them with culturally and linguistically competent support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach.
Valley Vision served as the Support Team lead for the campaign. Serving in this backbone role, Valley Vision created guidance and provided technical assistance to more than 80 community-based organizations across the state that were responsible for the direct engagement and education of residents with emergency preparedness messages and tools. Our work included creating policies and procedures; designing training programs; fostering continual communication with and between the partners, ranging from large-scale, multi-day summits to recurring weekly check-ins; coordinating data and other impact reporting systems; and distributing resources and tools.
Valley Vision also oversaw the selection and management of more than 100 vendors, contractors, and other experts needed to develop the curriculum, tools, assets, and outreach systems required to engage millions of diverse and vulnerable Californians with appropriate emergency preparedness messages and content. Assets were very mindfully crafted and customized to provide direct appeal to a variety of populations, including people of different cultures, ages, abilities, and languages spoken.
The campaign far-exceeded expectations, engaging nearly 4 million diverse and vulnerable residents, making them and their families better prepared for natural disasters.
Additionally, while the Listos California emergency preparedness campaign was intended to focus on natural disasters, such as fire, flood, and earthquakes, it was well-positioned to help share safety information when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020. The Listos California network quickly mobilized and was able to reach 16 million Californians with health and safety information about COVID-19.
Learn more on the Listos California website.
Community Health Improvement Plan: San Joaquin County
Recognizing the need for targeted, coordinated priorities and goals to drive change, more than 100 stakeholders contributed to the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan for San Joaquin County. The CHIP was created to guide collaborative, long-term efforts to address community health needs throughout the county. Knowing that even a well detailed plan will not fully mobilize the actions desired, the Healthier Community Collaborative engaged Valley Vision to help advance priorities, goals, and strategies outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Valley Vision aligned efforts by lifting up and prioritizing common priorities, creating a centralized communication hub to collect and distribute updates and opportunities, facilitating regular stakeholder meetings, defining and monitoring success metrics, researching and sharing funding opportunities, and coordinating collaborative funding proposals.
UC Davis Transportation Tomorrow Action Plan (2019)
UC Davis conducted a two-year planning study charting a new strategy to improve mobility and connectivity to campus.
This report summarizes the effort and the resulting top ten recommendations. Valley Vision, as part of a consulting team led by Alta Planning + Design, conducted the community engagement that supports this plan.
Community Health Needs Assessment: UC Davis Medical Center (2016)
All nonprofit hospitals must conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the CHNA.
The CHNA must define the community served by the hospital, solicit input from broad interests of the community, assess the health needs of the community, prioritize those health needs and identify potential measures and resources available to address the health needs.
This document is the final 2016 report for the UC Davis Medical Center service area, authored by the Valley Vision health team.