WHAT WE DO
The CARESTAR Foundation was founded in 2017 as a result of the sale of CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue), an air ambulance company based in Northern California. It honors CALSTAR’S legacy and lifesaving work in the field of emergency and trauma transport and care, while centering racial equity in both its grantmaking and its operations as a philanthropic organization.
Today, we are reimagining emergency and prehospital care in California to give voice and power to communities, to build a movement, and be a catalyst for systems change.
THROUGH OUR EFFORTS, WE AIM TO:
Ensure communities have the voice, power, and influence to transform emergency and pre-hospital care to work for them.
Partner with LEMSAs across the state to bring greater innovation and collaboration across counties, and with communities, to address local needs.
Help to build trust among all Californians so they can safely and confidently engage with emergency and prehospital care organizations.
Advocate for local and state emergency and prehospital care policies that foster innovation and community-centered care to improve equity.