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CPEHN Accomplishments & History


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.  


Equity in the Age of Telehealth: Considerations for California Policymakers

CPEHN releases Equity in the Age of Telehealth: Considerations for California Policymakers. In our report and webinar, we detailed our findings and our policy recommendations on how elected officials and policy makers can ensure telehealth is equitable and accessible. 


COVID-19 Recommendations to Advance Racial and Health Equity

CPEHN joins Health Access, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, and Public Health Advocates in applauding the state’s new equity measure for California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This measure came after we sent a letter to the administration in April on how communities of color, bearing the brunt of the pandemic, must be centered in the state’s response.  


Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

CPEHN joins with Black Women for Wellness, California Black Women’s Health Project, Roots Community Health Center, and Public Health Advocates in sending a letter to Governor Newsom asking him to declare racism a public health crisis.  


Stakeholder Education, Advocacy and Outreach for Diverse Racial and Ethnic Communities

CPEHN was contracted by MHSOAC to deliver on some of the equity promises of the Mental Health Services Act. For three years, until 2024, CPEHN will serve as one of MHSOAC’s statewide advocacy organizations. In this role, we lead statewide advocacy efforts, engage local stakeholders from diverse racial and ethnic communities—including multicultural, Black, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander and Latinx—and provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support and outreach.  


California Reducing Disparities Project: Phase 2

CPEHN is awarded CRDP Phase 2 contract through the Office of Health Equity. In the second phase of the CRDP, we are working to develop the capacity of community organizations to promote innovative community-based mental health practices, programs and approaches.


CPEHN’s Sponsored Bill SB 1152 Signed into Law!

This bill requires each hospital to include a written homeless patient discharge planning policy and process within the hospital discharge policy, as specified. The bill also requires a hospital to document specified information before discharging a homeless patient.