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  • The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) is a multicultural statewide advocacy organization that works to improve the health of communities of color.

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Legislation

CPEHN is tracking several bills that will help improve the health of communities of color in California. Check back for updates on the progress of this important legislation.

Covered California

On Wednesday July 16th, Covered California released self-reported data on the written and spoken languages of its enrollees in each of the 19 rating regions across the state. The new data reinforces the importance of reaching out to the remaining uninsured in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways in order to ensure robust enrollment in 2015. 

State Budget

On Friday, June 20th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the $156.3 billion FY 2014-15 budget. The budget includes state spending for the Medi-Cal program to accommodate the successful outreach and enrollment efforts that have resulted in over a million new enrollees into the program, a majority from communities of color.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Over 40 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home. Ensuring that all patients receive information and services in a language they understand helps improve the quality of care, reduce complications, and increase patient satisfaction.