Our January Newsletter Highlights Key Health Issues for 2015

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David Dexter

Communications Coordinator

Organization: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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The latest edition of our Health Equity Forum newsletter hit the virtual shelves today, and it features a lot of information on the most pressing health issues impacting California’s communities of color in 2015.

To start it off, our Executive Director, Sarah de Guia, summarizes the ongoing efforts to renew California’s 1115 Medi-Cal waiver, which has been instrumental in expanding the program in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Renewing the waiver will help the state focus not just on expanding access to coverage, but implementing strategies to reduce health disparities as well.

We also have an article from B. Darcel Lee, President and CEO of the California Black Health Network (CBHN), one of CPEHN’s founding ethnic partner organizations. She gives a recap of CBHN’s Heroes in Health Gala.

In our Community Spotlight, Sonya Vasquez from Community Health Councils, Inc., updates us on LA Health4All’s work to improve My Health LA. And in our Technical Assistance Spotlight, CPEHN Board member Dr. Ninez Ponce gives an introduction to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s exciting new tool, AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition.

We also have updates on our legislative agenda for 2015, a thorough summary of the recent Covered California Board meeting, and an overview of Governor Jerry Brown’s recently released budget proposal.

In addition, we have links to dozens of great resources, events, and funding opportunities. So go check it out!