Together with local public health agencies, CALPHO is engaged in statewide initiatives to improve the public health system. These initiatives are typically grant funded and involve collaborative partnerships with the purpose of enhancing the capacity of our organization, increasing connectedness with partners, and supporting local public health agencies in public health transformation efforts. CALPHO's role varies based on the initiative, and includes roles such as developer and visionary, project/initiative leader, and contractor or service provider. In partnership, we value each collaborative member serving in a role that best fits their mission and capabilities. Our development of and participation in these initiatives is approved by our Executive Committee and is connected to our strategic plan.