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October 2014CPEHN's Quarterly NewsletterVolume 7 Issue 2

Voice for Change

"Quality care will shape wellness for underserved individuals and communities. Prevention and education is instrumental in creating equality for all."
—Estella De Los Rios, San Diego

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TOP STORIES

2014: A Year of Historic Transitions

As I conclude my first month as CPEHN’s new Executive Director, I am struck by how many huge transitions we have witnessed over the past year. Of course, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 was momentous and health care advocates were hopeful that the new law would cover millions of Americans. While not perfect, we in California have been working to make the ACA the best it can be...

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Report Shows Communities of Color Faced Major Obstacles to Getting Enrolled in Health Care

By Kathy Ko Chin, President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

In late September, Action for Health Justice (AHJ) released a report, Improving the Road to Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education, and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities, detailing serious gaps in resources at federal and state levels used to educate and enroll people in health coverage during the first open enrollment period...

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Green Zones Provide Healthy Communities and Job Opportunities

By Angelo Logan, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

The need to create positive change in working-class, working-poor communities of color is great. Whether they face pollution or high rates of unemployment, obesity, diabetes, low birth weight, and community violence, we need to improve our communities...

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Getting to Work Investing Cap-and-Trade in a Healthier California

By Ryan Wiggins, Cap-and-Trade Campaign Manager, TransForm

When Governor Jerry Brown signed the budget in June he also signed off on an ambitious long-term strategy that will invest billions of dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program between now and 2020 in projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and improve public health, the economy, and our overall quality of life...

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POLICY UPDATES

CPEHN’s Bills Become Law!

We are pleased to announce several of CPEHN’s sponsored bills were signed by the Governor! Thank you for your partnership in helping to make these important policies become law. These bills promote access to linguistically appropriate health care for Limited English Proficient individuals, collect demographic data on health professionals, and promote healthy food environments...

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Covered California: Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 15th!

Covered California is gearing up for its second open enrollment period. The goal is to renew coverage for approximately 1.2 million consumers and grow the program by an additional 500,000 in 2015. Current Covered California enrollees can renew their coverage now, but any changes to insurance coverage must wait until the start of open enrollment on November 15th. Consumers who fail to respond or report a change will automatically be re-enrolled into health coverage on December 15th, which is also the last day to select a health plan for coverage starting January 1st. Open enrollment ends on February 15th...

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State Ballot Propositions

During the election that takes place on Tuesday, November 4th, California voters will decide on several statewide ballot initiatives. CPEHN’s analysis of some key ballot propositions and how they impact communities of color is now available online at our Policy Center.

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NEW REPORTS

Not So Sweet: Confronting the Health Crisis from Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in California

Developed by CPEHN in partnership with the Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the University of California, San Francisco, this report examines how the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages impacts health in California's communities of color and how an excise tax on these beverages could improve health outcomes.
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ACCESS TO CARE

Improving the Road to ACA Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education, and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
Hiding Under a Health Halo: Examining the Data Behind Health Claims on Sugary Beverages
A report from Action Health Justice, provides a roadmap for outreach and enrollment assisters and policymakers heading into the next Open Enrollment Period to ensure those eligible get enrolled and stay enrolled in health care coverage.
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Covering All of California: Voices from Southeast Asian American Communities from the First Year of Covered California
A report from the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, examines outreach efforts and enrollment for Covered California in Southeast Asian American communities in California.
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Where are California's Uninsured Now?
A report from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, features survey results that shed light on the remaining uninsured in California.
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MORE RESOURCE AND REPORTS — ACCESS TO CARE »
 

PREVENTION

Hiding Under a Health Halo: Examining the Data Behind Health Claims on Sugary Beverages
A policy brief from the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley and the California Center for Health Policy Advocacy, takes a look at popular sugary drinks to understand their potential impact on young people who are primary consumers of these beverages.
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Buses, Boots, and Bicycles: Exploring Collaboration Between Safe Routes to School and School Busing Professionals to Get Children to School Safely and Healthily
A report from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, presents a comprehensive look at student transportation in the United States and proposes ways to ensure that all children safely access their local schools.
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Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest — and Reinvest — in Prevention
A report from the Institute of Medicine, Prevention Institute, and The California Endowment, proposes a sustainable model for funding prevention strategies.
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OTHER

Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State
A report from the California Immigrant Policy Center and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California, details immigrants contributions to California, with updated information on demographics, labor force participation, economic contributions, entrepreneurship, and numbers of eligible voters among all immigrants.
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Latino Voices: The Impacts of Crime and Criminal Justice Policies on Latinos
A report from Californians for Safety and Justice, spotlights the latest research on Latinos’ experiences in the justice system.
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Proposition 47: Should California Reduce Penalties for Drug and Property Crimes and Invest in Treatment?
A report from the California Budget Project, looks at Proposition 47 and discusses its potential impact on public safety, community health, and California's criminal justice system.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

A Forecast for Equity: Climate Change and Health in California

October 28, Oakland
October 29, Fresno
November 5, Los Angeles
November 6, San Diego

As California’s population grows, our most vulnerable communities will disproportionately bear the burden of increased environmental challenges. Join CPEHN to discuss the intersection of public health, environmental justice, and climate change. Presentations from Linda Rudolph, Co-Director of Public Health Institute's Climate Change and Public Health Project, and local speakers will help us collectively develop strategies for addressing the challenges facing our state.
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Financing Basics: Working with Community Development Financial Institutions
October 21, Webinar
Hosted by PolicyLink, The Reinvestment Fund, and The Food Trust
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Addressing the Distribution Challenge (Healthy Food)
October 22, Webinar
Hosted by ChangeLab Solutions
MORE INFO »
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Guidelines Public Input Workshops
October 23, Merced
October 24, Oakland
October 27, Los Angeles
October 28, Sacramento

Hosted by the California Strategic Growth Council
MORE INFO »
Stronger Together: A New Conference for California's Nonprofit Leaders
October 24, San Francisco
Hosted by the Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California, CompassPoint, and CalNonprofits
MORE INFO »
Sustainable Earth Decathlon 2014
October 25, Los Angeles
Hosted by CYPHER
MORE INFO »
The Abundant Community 2014: Regional Conference
October 30, Fresno
Hosted by Fresno Metro Ministry
MORE INFO »
Creating Student Assistance Programs
October 31, Webinar
Hosted by California School-Based Health Alliance
MORE INFO »
Setting Therapeutic Boundaries in School Mental Health Care
November 5, Webinar
Hosted by California School-Based Health Alliance
MORE INFO »
Coverage Outreach Strategies for Schools
November 6, Webinar
Hosted by California School-Based Health Alliance
MORE INFO »
Best Foot Forward Summit
November 8-9, Oakland
Hosted by California Walks
MORE INFO »
ACA Basics: Understanding the New Health Coverage Options
November 12, Webinar
Hosted by California School-Based Health Alliance
MORE INFO »
3rd Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit
November 13, Stockton
Hosted by San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative
MORE INFO »
Facing Race
November 13-15, Dallas, TX
Hosted by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
MORE INFO »
Ready for Change: Using Policy to Increase Food Access
November 18, Webinar
Hosted by ChangeLab Solutions
MORE INFO »
Assets Matter: Building an Inclusive Economy for All Californians
November 20, San Francisco
Hosted by California Asset Building Coalition
MORE INFO »
Statewide Immigrant Advocacy & Organizing Conference
December 1, Los Angeles
Hosted by California Immigrant Policy Center
MORE INFO »
Winning Campaigns Training
December 5-7, Santa Barbara
Hosted by Alliance for Biking & Walking
MORE INFO »
¡Salud por Vida! Conference & Campeones de Salud Awards Banquet
January 16, Los Angeles
Hosted by Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
MORE INFO »
Together Against Stigma International Conference
February 17-20, San Francisco
Hosted by California Mental Health Services Authority, the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions, and the World Psychiatric Association
MORE INFO »
ITUP's 19th Annual Conference & Reception
February 17, Sacramento
Hosted by Insure the Uninsured Project
MORE INFO »
23rd Annual California WIC Association Conference and Trade Show
March 22-25, Burlingame
Hosted by California WIC Association
MORE INFO »
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Each Mind Matters Community Engagement
California Mental Health Services Authority 
Deadline: October 29
MORE INFO »
California Mental Health Speakers Bureau
California Mental Health Services Authority 
Deadline: October 29
MORE INFO »
Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program
CalTrans
Deadline: October 31
MORE INFO »
Promise Zones
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: November 21
MORE INFO »
2014 Scholarship and Loan Repayment
Health Professions Education Foundation
Deadline: November 30
MORE INFO »
San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
The Center for Health Program Management
Deadline: December 1
MORE INFO »
The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: December 15
MORE INFO »
Voices for Healthy Kids
The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »
Community Health Partnerships
The Kresge Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »
THANK YOU
Thank you to our donors who make our work possible:


CHAMPIONS CIRCLE (INDIVIDUALS)*

Viola Gonzales & Penn Hughes

Poki Namkung

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Jane Stafford

Ed & Linda Wei
 

CHAMPIONS CIRCLE (ORGANIZATIONS)*

Alameda Health Consortium

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Castellano Family Foundation                              

Dignity Health
 

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Jacquie Anderson

David Carroll & Stan Yogi

Alice Chen

Patrick & Martha Dexter

Alicia Fernandez & Teresa Villela
George Flores

Calvin Freeman


Jennifer Hernandez

Kathy Ko Chin

Steve Lew

Dexter Louie
John & Sheila Proctor

Kelvin Quan

William Walker

Hung & Chia Wu

Bobbie Wunsch
 

ADVOCATES CIRCLE (ORGANIZATIONS)*

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

Asian Health Services

Avantpage, Inc.

California Black Health Network

California Rural Indian Health Board
California School-Based Health Alliance            

Capell & Associates

Connecticut Health Foundation

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Perry Communications Group, Inc.

St. John's Well Child & Family Center
 

CURRENT INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Beth Abbott

Patricia Aguilera

M. Monir Ahmed

Adele Amodeo

Maricarmen Arjona

Marice Ashe

Jenny Bard

Nancy Berlin

Andrew & Rebecca Bindman

Eileen Blumenthal & Patricia Dunn

Vicente & Catalina Cantu

Ana Carricchi

Arthur Chen

James Allen & Lyn Crouch

Sarah de Guia

Lindsay Ehrhart

Robin Flagg Strimling

Lisa Folberg

Heng Lam Foong

Judy Gong

Nora Goodfriend-Koven

Byron Gross

Hali Hammer & Margaret Hutchison

Laura Hogan & Steve Cohen

Edie Jessup

Viola Johnson


Brandon Kitagawa
 
Juan Lara

Donzella Lee

David Lent

Tana Lepule

Gabrielle Lessard & John Yuasa

Virginia Leyva

Martha Lincoln

Julia Liou

Gloria Lopez

Mari Lopez

Rolland Lowe

Laurel Lucia

Nayamin Martinez

Jacquelyn Maruhashi

Robert & Anne Meagher

Isaac Menashe

Carole Mercer

Raja Mitry

Sharen Muraoka

Sara Murrieta

Barbara Napper

Bang Hai Nguyen

Linda Okahara & Balaram Puligandla

Sandra Poole

Jeffrey Ring & Beth Marcus

Robert Robinson
Marbella Sala

Mojgan Sami

Delight Satter

Mark & Lucia Savage

Don Schinske

Karen Shore

Julie Silas

Gabriel Stover

Dong Suh

Maggie Ta

Sora Tanjasiri

Catherine Teare

Ruth Ann Terry

Shannon Tracey

Nina Vassilian

Steve Wallace

Pete White

RoLanda Wilkins

Steve Wirtz

Connie Wong

Heidi Wong

Dianne Yamashiro-Omi

Silvia Yee

Sharon Young & Mike Delgado

Albert & Jeanette Yuen

Irene Zbiczak

Jane Zones
 

CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS

Cal-Islanders Humanitarian Association

Capacity Builders, Inc.

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño

Chinese Community Health Care Association

Clinica Sierra Vista

Community Health Councils, Inc.

Crosby & Kaneda

Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
Employee Rights Center

HR Dowden & Associates

Insure the Uninsured Project

Lutheran Office of Public Policy

Mission City Community Network, Inc.

Multicultural Health Institute

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

Shasta Community Health Center
 

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