Expanding Access to Capital to Advance Healthy Nail Salons


Tuesday, August 21, 2018


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA94105


Laura Choi
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Unhealthy working conditions in nail salons across the country have led to poor health outcomes among salon workers. One creative solution emerged through a local partnership: A microloan program that provides capital for nail salons to become recognized as Healthy Nail Salons.

Asian Health Services, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the counties of Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo partnered with two community development financial institutions, Working Solutions and Opportunity Fund, to develop the program, supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Come learn about the results of the program, and hear the story of how unlikely partners came together to promote the health of low-income nail salon workers.