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Find Out How We Can Build Health Equity for Communities of Color in Post-ACA California

Find Out How We Can Build Health Equity for Communities of Color in Post-ACA California

Over 3.5 million Californians have enrolled in new coverage options since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), yet persistent health disparities remain among communities of color, immigrants, and Limited English Proficient populations. Join CPEHN and our partners for Focus on Equity: Communities of Color in a Post-ACA California, as we highlight opportunities to advance equity in 2015 and beyond. Topics will include:

  • Health for All: There will be updates on the progress of SB 4 (Lara), the Health for All Act, and we will feature why it’s necessary to ensure that all Californians can access health coverage, regardless of immigration status. There will also be information on how you can take action and have your voice be heard in support of SB 4 and other efforts to improve access to health coverage for immigrants across the state.
  • Integration of behavioral health in primary care: We will hear about why treating behavioral health and physical health in an integrated manner will help improve care in both fields.
  • The importance of equity in measuring the quality of health care: While the health care system approach to quality is focused on the “triple aim” of population health, patient experience, and costs, we will show why it’s necessary to include a fourth aim: equity. 

Our convenings are interactive events that allow participants to participate in important health policy discussions. We’ll feature important policy proposals and how our communities can mobilize in support of them. We value the opportunity to travel throughout the state and hear different perspectives on all the critical health issues impacting California’s communities of color. It’d be great if you can join us and share your thoughts!

Oakland – April 21, 2015
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street 
Co-hosts: ACCESS Women's Health Justice, Asian Health Services, Young Invincibles
Register for Oakland

Fresno – April 23, 2015
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Fresno Downtown Business Hub
1444 Fulton Street
Co-hosts: California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño, Centro La Familia
Register for Fresno

Los Angeles – April 27, 2015
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Garden Room A
244 S. San Pedro Street
Co-hosts: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Black Women for Wellness, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Community Health Councils, Korean Resource Center, National Immigration Law Center, Young Invincibles
Register for Los Angeles

San Diego – April 28, 2015
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
Co-hosts: Council of Community Clinics & Community Clinics Health Network of San Diego, Mid-City CAN, San Diego Black Health Associates, San Ysidro Health Center
Register for San Diego

In addition to these four events, we will also be holding an additional convening in San Bernardino. More information to come soon!

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