Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion statewide campaign funded by The California Endowment. The Del Norte and Tribal Lands BHC, one of only 14 across the state, is dedicated to creating and supporting health equity, services and opportunities in our neighborhoods and schools.

The Del Norte and Tribal Lands BHC site is growing leaders that are reshaping the places that influence our children, our neighborhoods and schools. The Wild Rivers Community Foundation office serves as the hub for the BHC staff, which bring together diverse groups of residents, youth, community partners, government agencies and nonprofits all working to guarantee that growing up in this community fosters lifelong health and success for all.

Redwood Voice





A youth-led leadership network in Del Norte County that helps young people develop skills and abilities in media, storytelling, organizing and policy change.

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  Building a movement of young people in collaboration with their community and to help them learn leadership and organization skills.

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  Helping students in Del Norte County and Tribal Lands become contributing community members who are prepared for college and careers.

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  Health Careers

Working collaboratively with individuals, families and local agencies to address the underlying issues of childhood trauma and adversity in Del Norte County and Tribal Lands..

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  Bringing together a diverse group of people in Del Norte and Curry County and giving them the tools to solve their toughest, most intractable challenges.

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  Working with educators and employers to create educational pathways for youth interested in health careers, and ultimately building our own local health care workforce.

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A diverse group of residents, business owners and agencies working together to create and promote consistent access to healthy, affordable food in Del Norte County's schools and communities.

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Del Norte County and Tribal Lands a finalist for national “Culture of Health Prize”

Community selected for impressive efforts to improve health and well-being of its residents

Collaborative efforts to help residents of Del Norte County and Tribal Lands live happier, healthier lives were nationally recognized March 16, 2019, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The region was one of 12 communities across the nation named as finalists for the foundation’s “Culture of Health Prize.”

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Del Norte's Avi Critz receives TCE award in Los Angeles

At age 17, Crescent City resident Avi Critz has an impressive resume of community leadership and accomplishments that include being an advocate for LGBTQ youth, environmental issues, and organizing a high school student walkout to protest gun violence.

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