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  • History & Mission

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    The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative was established in 2005 out of a growing concern for the health, safety and rights of nail salon and cosmetology workers, owners, and students. The Collaborative includes over forty organizational members and allies, including members from environmental and reproductive justice groups, the salon workforce, non-profit organizations, researchers, government agencies and other key stakeholders.

    The Collaborative’s mission is to improve the health, safety, and rights of the nail and beauty care workforce to achieve a healthier, more sustainable, and just industry.

    The Collaborative provides leadership throughout California to:

    • Leverage the expertise, skills, and resources of its members and partners
    • Outreach to and build leadership among salon workers and owners
    • Advance research about workplace health exposures and health outcomes
    • Advocate for policies and greater regulatory protections for salons that protect the health and safety of the workforce
    • Engage media efforts and public education to build awareness about this topic
    • Connect diverse stakeholders and build the movement for healthy and green salons in California and nationally

    To view the Collaborative’s 2012-2014 Strategic Plan, click here.

    The Collaborative is grateful for the support of the following current and recent funders:

    • Asian American & Pacific Islanders for Philanthropy – Circle of Change Giving Circle and Los Angeles API Giving Circle
    • Asian Jobs of Berkeley
    • As You Sow
    • Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
    • California Wellness Foundation
    • Center for Environmental Health
    • Eileen Fisher
    • Groundswell Fund
    • Individual Donors
    • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
    • Labor Occupation Health Program – UC Berkeley
    • Left Tilt Fund
    • Liberty Hill – Pobladores Fund Giving Circle
    • Marin Community Foundation
    • National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • National Institute for Reproductive Health
    • Rose Foundation
    • Tides Foundation – ECO Initiative
    • University of California, Berkeley – Labor Occupation Health Program
    • Weingart Foundation
    • Women’s Foundation of California
    • Women’s Wellbeing Fund – a special initiative of the Regeneration Fund of RSF Social Finance
    • Zero Divide