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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

On June 22, after months of secret, closed-door negotiations, Republican Senators released their treacherous draft health repeal bill today, the Better Care through Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). Read CPEHN’s statement on the newly released health repeal bill telling our nation’s leaders that they should be ashamed. 

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.