About Us

The California Health Report is an independent, non-profit journalism project covering health and health policy throughout the state. We produce public interest stories about health care, health disparities, children’s health, aging and justice and violence.

We are a grant funded organization, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. We retain full authority over our editorial content. We accept no advertising and our content is available to other news organizations free of charge.

Our donors:

The California Endowment provides operating funds for our site and helps to fund our coverage of health disparities. The California Wellness Foundation  also provides operating funds and supports our coverage of disparities in health. Our coverage of aging is supported by the Archstone Foundation. The Blue Shield of California Foundation funds our coverage of access to health care and domestic violence. The Lucile Packard Foundation supports our coverage of children’s health.

The California Health Report is a fiscally-sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor. See the most recent Tides Center form 990 here.

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Meet the Editors

Veteran California journalist Daniel Weintraub is editor in chief and project director of the California Health Report. A native Californian, he grew up in San Diego and graduated with a degree in economics from San Diego State University. Daniel covered the state Capitol and California for more than 20 years for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the Sacramento Bee and the New York Times. He has reported on the careers of four governors and closely followed the state’s fiscal condition plus health, education, energy and many other issues. He appears frequently as an expert on public and commercial radio and on television. He is the author of “Party of One,” a book about the career of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Daniel is a big believer in the Internet as a transforming force in journalism. He was the author of the first blog by a print journalist in California when he created the California Insider at the Sacramento Bee in 2003. He was also the host of the Conversation, a weekly feature on the Bee’s Sunday opinion pages that encouraged interaction and engagement on the major issues of the day. Contact Daniel at daniel.weintraub@gmail.com.

Hannah Guzik is a reporter and the children’s health editor for the California Health Report. She also freelances for other publications nationwide, writing primarily about health and the environment, with a special focus on long-form features and investigative projects. An investigative story she wrote for the Health Report in 2014 spurred a state audit and legislation by revealing that doctor directories given to people in California’s low-income health program were highly inaccurate. Hannah has written extensively about farmworkers, indigenous immigrants and fracking. She received a California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship through USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism in 2013 and a Mental Health Fellowship through the Maynard Institute in 2014 to write about health challenges faced by farmworkers. Hannah is a regular contributor to the Ventura County Star and In These Times. Via the Associated Press, her articles have also been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, The Oregonian and elsewhere. She previously worked as a reporter at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Ventura County Reporter, Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune. She graduated from Westmont College with a B.A. in biology and English. A California native, she lives in Ventura. She can be reached at hannah.guzik@calhealthreport.org and on Twitter.

Matt Perry and former California First Lady Maria Shriver.

Matt Perry and former California First Lady Maria Shriver.

Journalist, filmmaker and motorcyclist, Matt Perry has covered Aging for the California Health Report for the past five years. He also served as the Creative Director for the roast & toast of Arnold Schwarzenegger before the governor left office. This photo with Maria Shriver was taken after the event.