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CPEHN Accomplishments & History


Nothing About Us Without Us

CPEHN releases Nothing About Us Without UsTo better understand the strengths and limitations of area-based social indices, CPEHN conducted an analysis of California’s recent COVID-19 response strategies which relied on these tools to address COVID-19 inequities. CPEHN also analyzed quantitative data publicly available through the California Department of Public Health, and collected additional qualitative information through interviews with a number of CPEHN’s community partners, who helped racially and ethnically diverse Californians receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

CPEHN’s Sponsored Bill AB 326 is Signed into Law!

CPEHN’s sponsored bill, AB 326 was signed into law. The bill removes the sunset date for the Consumer Participation Program (CPP), which allows the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care to award advocacy and witness compensation to organizations that represent the interests of health care consumers in California in exchange for providing substantial contributions on proceedings. This bill will effectively be extending the operation of CPP indefinitely.


The Right to Heal: Centering Mental Health Multi-Racial Equity in California

CPEHN, in conjunction with MHSOAC statewide and local partners, hosted the Right to Heal event, an opportunity for community partners to share findings from their first year of local listening sessions with policymakers and stakeholders. Over 300 people attended and the overwhelming majority of attendees were from community-based organizations.  


Medi-Cal Managed Care Mental Health Services: An Unfulfilled Promise for Communities of Color

CPEHN released Medi-Cal Managed Care Mental Health Services: An Unfulfilled Promise for Communities of Color. This report draws on quantitative data analysis, key informant interviews, and community field testing to better understand the access barriers communities of color face to access mental health services.  


How California’s Community-Based Organizations Filled the Gaps for Underserved Communities

CPEHN releases How California’s Community-Based Organizations Filled the Gaps for Underserved Communities. This report — created by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, ChangeLab Solutions, and Prevention Institute, with contributions from 21 California CBOs — shows policymakers and community leaders how they can improve California’s efforts toward an equitable recovery from the social, economic, and health effects of the pandemic.  


Policy Options for Community-Defined Evidence Practices (CDEPS)

CPEHN releases Policy Options for Community-Defined Evidence Practices (CDEPS). This concept paper is an initial attempt to outline policy opportunities and approaches for greater valuation and acceptance of the behavioral health practices BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities have used for many years, and in some cases millennia, to support their behavioral health and wellbeing. 


COVID-19 Equity

CPEHN continues to advocate for COVID-19 equity. CPEHN represented communities of color on the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee and urged the state to direct vaccine doses commensurate with COVID-19 burden on communities and concentrate doses in low-income communities of color. CPEHN continues to also advocate for flexible ongoing funding to community-based organizations, clinics, and tribal organizations.  


Landscape of Opportunity (4th Edition)

CPEHN releases the fourth edition of the Landscape of Opportunity, and the first ever digital version. The report provides an overview of the current state of health disparities and challenges facing California’s communities of color. It serves as a resource for advocates and policymakers alike, highlighting the key areas where disparities persist that are ripe for future action to advance health equity.


Voices for Change: Revolutionizing Health Equity Conference

CPEHN hosts first virtual and multi-day conference with nearly 400 attendees and featured 15 sessions including plenaries, workshops, and office hours.


New Website and Logo!

CPEHN updates website with a new look and logo! New features include interactive reports and timeline.