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Community advocates have long highlighted the need for a mental health system that better serves California’s cultural and linguistic diversity. They have pointed out the need to assess how people are faring in the system and where there are differences in access and outcomes.

Newly available Medi-Cal data, released as required by AB 470, demonstrate mental health access disparities for adults in Medi-Cal.

Read the full report here


Diverse Consumer Experiences with Telehealth During COVID-19
December 9 at 11:00am
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Save the Date: Voices for Change
February 9-11, 2021 
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Press Release

Sacramento, CA - The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network released the following statement in regards to the impending Supreme Court Case California v. Texas, which threatens to strike down many of the Affordable Care Act’s critical provisions.

“The Affordable Care Act is the single most important piece of law in expanding health care coverage and access to millions of Americans. The federal government’s repeated failed attempts to repeal or declare unconstitutional the ACA have only jeopardized the health and wellbeing of Americans, especially communities of color, women, Limited English Proficient (LEP) and LGBTQ+ individuals. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, the Supreme Court will rule on whether or not to overturn the ACA, putting millions at risk of losing heath care coverage when individuals and families can least afford it.

New Report

CPEHN analyzed California county and city expenditures and found a disturbing pattern: county and local governments have chosen again and again to invest heavily in law enforcement, which disproportionately harms Black and brown communities, to the detriment of these other vital services that keep people healthy and safe. It’s time to pass county and city budgets that are more reflective of community needs and concerns.

View our new report here!