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Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), over 5 million newly eligible Californians have gained access to health coverage, a majority communities of color through Medi-Cal and Covered California. 

But all of these gains are now at risk. Please share your story about how the ACA has helped your community member. Your voice matters, and it will be what helps preserve this progress.


Yesterday, on June 15th, California lawmakers passed the 2017-18 State Budget. CPEHN applauds the state’s spending plan, which delivers critical investments in the long-term health and well-being of all residents, despite ongoing federal uncertainty.

Affordable Care Act Updates

Updated July 14, 2017: Senate Republican leaders released their revised health care bill, Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) on Thursday, July 13th. The bill goes from bad to worse further weakening consumer protections, including for those with pre-existing conditions, while retaining a massive $772 billion cut to the Medicaid program which will threaten coverage for millions of seniors, children and people with disabilities.

New CPEHN Publication

CPEHN is proud to release our latest report, “Mind, Body, Spirit: Advancing Mental Health and Substance Use Equity." Mental health and well-being is a core component of overall health, but communities of color in California face myriad barriers to optimal mental health and necessary care.