Working Toward A Better Approach to Public Safety



Working Toward A Better Approach to Public Safety

Our partner organization and grantee, Prevention Institute, shares this guest commentary published in CalMatters. The upstream approach to community safety has been shown to work, reducing gun violence in several cities. This “better way” is gaining momentum, emphasizing a collaborative path forward that addresses systemic inequities.

At CARESTAR, we center our work on these inequities and are committed to long-lasting change in injury prevention, emergency response, and trauma care.

‘Divest from police’ and invest in policies that take a different approach to public safety

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