Our March Newsletter Celebrates Affordable Care Act’s Anniversary

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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 came out today to coincide with the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Our celebration of the ACA begins with an article from CPEHN Executive Director, Sarah de Guia, detailing the impact the law has had on California’s communities of color. She also looks at what needs to be done going forward to ensure that the reforms of the ACA are just the starting point in the movement to achieve health equity.

Our four ethnic partner organizations – the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the California Black Health Network, the California Rural Indian Health Board, and the Latino Coalition for a Health California – also share their perspectives on the ACA’s anniversary.

Our Community Spotlight looks at Greenlining Institute’s UpliftCA environmental health efforts. And our Technical Assistance Spotlight features an article from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on the upcoming second round of funding in the state’s Active Transportation Program.

We also have updates on our sponsored legislation and a detailed update on Covered California at the end of the second open enrollment period.

There’s also information on our upcoming convenings and ENACT Day 2015, so go check it out!