Standing In Solidarity: A Message From Our CEO Tanir Ami



Standing In Solidarity: A Message From Our CEO Tanir Ami

Berkeley, California – June 2, 2020 – As the CEO of the CARESTAR Foundation, I want to be clear that we stand in solidarity with Black communities in condemning the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many others before them. 

I am proud that our work at CARESTAR — to strengthen connections and foster partnerships in injury prevention, emergency response and trauma care — is beginning to focus more explicitly on systemic racism. We fully recognize that the public health crises of today are rooted in the deeply problematic legacy of our country. CARESTAR is committed to addressing it.

“As the CEO of the CARESTAR Foundation, I want to be clear that we stand in solidarity with Black communities in condemning the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many others before them.”

Over the next weeks, months and years, we are going to do the work it takes to create a more just and equitable first response system. Specifically, we will:

  1. Learn more about the legacy of racism on our current emergency response systems

  2. Begin a process of listening and learning from those most impacted by racism to inform our grant strategies

  3. Commit to the equitable distribution of CARESTAR’s resources now and in the future

We are committed to this work and this path.

About the CARESTAR Foundation

The CARESTAR Foundation was founded as a result of the sale of CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue) and honors CALSTAR’S legacy and lifesaving work in the field of emergency and trauma care. CARESTAR’s mission is to strengthen connections and foster partnerships in California’s injury prevention, emergency response, and trauma care landscape to improve outcomes for all Californians.

Contact: 

Laura Kaufman, Communications Director

The CARESTAR Foundation

925-286-2137 | lkaufman@carestarfoundation.org