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Centering Racial Justice and Health Equity: The Power of Communities to Drive Climate Policy and Practice

CCHE Spring 2023 Convening

We invite you to join us for the the Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative 2023 Spring Convening, “Centering Racial Justice and Health Equity: The Power of Communities to Shift Climate Policy and Practice” April 17-19, 2023 in San Diego, California. 

Hosted by The Kresge Foundation in partnership with the People’s Climate Innovation Center and Special D events, this convening will bring together grantees and partners from across the initiative to reconnect with one another and to share more about the powerful work taking place across the initiative at the intersection of climate change, health, and equity.

At our first in-person meeting in more than two years, we want to spend time together to engage and connect, meet new cohort members, and celebrate the amazing work of the CCHE community.  

Check back soon for more information on our agenda, activities, speakers and more!

To Register

Please register by March 6, 2023.



The 2023 CCHE convening will be held at the Kimpton Alma Hotel, 1047 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101.

Schedule & Agenda

April 17-19, 2023
Monday, April 17

Travel Day

Welcome Reception and Dinner

6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Off-Site Learning Tours

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Off-Site Group Dinner

7 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19


9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Optional Programming

2 – 3:30 p.m.


COVID-19 Policy

Mask RequirementAll participants will be required to wear procedure (a.k.a. surgical) masks with at least 3 layers of fabric, KN95, KF94s, or N95 masks during the event. Cloth masks and gaiters will not be accepted as facial coverings. Individuals may choose to wear cloth masks over the mask listed above. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Individuals who have any of the symptoms below or are unwell should not attend the convening. Individuals who develop one or more of the symptoms below during the
convening, should cease their participation in the event.

    • Fever or chills  
    • Cough  
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  
    • Fatigue  
    • Muscle or body aches  
    • Headache  
    • New loss of taste or smell  
    • Sore throat  
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea  

Masks must be worn at all times in any public convening room (both on-site and off-site when indoors), except while actively eating/drinking. Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. We ask that participants honor the requests of others to wear masks and/or maintain physical distancing.  All presenters will be required to present with masks on and use the microphones provided to amplify sound. Individuals who have a documented disability or sincerely held religious belief that precludes the wearing of a mask may request a modification to mask policies.  

Health Screening and Reducing the Spread: All participants will be required to complete a rapid PCR test or COVID-19 Antigen at registration and prior to participating in convenings activities. In addition, Kresge recommends that all participants screen themselves daily for symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Individuals who have any COVID-19 symptoms or are unwell should not attend the convening. Prior to arrival, all participants will be required to complete a rapid PCR test or COVID-19 Antigen test within 24-hrs of their arrival at the event.

Antigen tests (rapid tests) for each attendee and staff will be provided for each day of the event. Attendees agree to test daily and share results at the beginning of each day to allow for additional communication with participants. Participants will be provided with different colored wristbands for each day of the conference after they share a negative test result at registration. There will be a discrete COVID testing area with a point person on site.

Physical Distancing: The convening planning team will make every effort to provide physically distant seating and event space set-up to allow individuals who wish to physically distance themselves while in sessions to do so comfortably. Additionally, to help attendees communicate their level of comfort in interacting with one another, we will provide color-coded stickers to all onsite attendees.  

    • Red – Greet From 6 Feet  
    • Yellow – Elbows Only  
    • Green – Handshakes and Hi-fives  

Participant Waiver  

The convening planning team has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at the April 2023 Annual Convening; however, we cannot guarantee that attendees will not become infected with COVID-19.  

Participants agree to abide by the preventative requirements, understand these requirements are subject to change, voluntarily assume the risk that may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the convening; and understand that Kresge will not be responsible for covering costs incurred, including but not limited to airfare changes and additional hotel isolation bookings, as a result of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with their attendance at the convening.   

Participants will complete the waiver during the convening registration process.