Former President Clinton’s foundation is starting a new program — the Clinton Health Matters Initiative — and first stop is California’s Coachella Valley. The initiative seeks to close the gaps in health based on income, race and education. It will also tackle preventable disease. 

Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks to a crowd at a campaign event for U.S. President Barack Obama at State Capitol Square in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012. It didn’t happen. But now Clinton hopes to do it through his William J. Clinton Foundation.

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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