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July 2014CPEHN's Quarterly NewsletterVolume 7 Issue 1

Voice for Change

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

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TOP STORIES

Connecting the Intersectional Dots

The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) is unique because for over 22 years, we have held together and advanced a multicultural vision of health equity, working towards the improved health of all communities of color in the state. This collaborative approach – with the principle that “together, we are stronger” – is not always easy to practice, and we have to work every day to ensure that all voices are heard, and include all perspectives in our work towards greater collective impact...

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Recapping a Successful Year for Latino Health in California

By Xavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

In the year since the Latino Coalition for a Health California’s (LCHC) last spotlight in CPEHN’s Health Equity Forum, I’m proud to say that we have accomplished a great deal.

Over the past year, LCHC has strategically built our capacity to connect with Latino-serving organizations across California. We reconnected with friends in the Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angeles, and San Diego...

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Using Data to Plan for Healthy Communities

By Dr. Neil Maizlish, California Department of Public Health

The health of individuals is influenced by socioeconomic factors and the physical environment, collectively known as the social determinants of health. Disparities in these social determinants are key drivers of very significant and persistent health inequities, including differences in life expectancy based on income level and race and ethnicity...

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Ensuring “Safer School Zones” for our Children

By Claudia Corchado, Health Services Program Manager, United Way of Merced County

A number of social and environmental changes have occurred over the past several decades that have limited our children’s ability to access safe places to play or safe routes to bike or walk to and from school. California’s Central Valley faces unique challenges on these issues due to its rural nature and a lack of infrastructure, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and signal lights in our communities...

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POLICY UPDATES

Legislative Update

Thanks to your support, our sponsored bills are quickly moving through the legislative process. We are almost to the end of this legislative session. Before we wrap it up, the California State Legislature will recess in July, and then all bills must pass their respective Appropriations Committees by August 15th. In the final two weeks of session, bills will be heard on the floor and sent to Governor Jerry Brown if approved by the legislature. The Governor will have 30 days to sign or veto bills...

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Covered California

Covered California held its latest monthly Board meeting on June 19th. There were updates about the first open enrollment period (October 2013-March 2014), and announcements and decisions about the upcoming open enrollment period beginning November 15, 2014.

At the meeting, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee shared data on enrollment channels used during the first open enrollment period....

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State Budget

On Friday, June 20th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the $156.3 billion FY 2014-15 budget. The budget includes funding for Medi-Cal to accommodate over a million new enrollees into the program, a majority from communities of color, thanks to successful outreach and enrollment efforts. The budget expands full-scope Medi-Cal to pregnant women and restores $4 million to the Black Infant Health Program, which provides pregnant mothers with health education, social support, and other services...

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NEW RESOURCES

Voices for Change: Shaping the Future of Health Equity

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our biennial conference, Voices for Change: Shaping the Future of Health Equity! The presentations from the conference are available for download at our Voices for Change webpage.
 
 

ACCESS TO CARE

Ensuring California's Future by Insuring California's Undocumented: Why Excluding Undocumented Californians from the Affordable Care Act Hurts All of Us
A policy brief from San Diego State University, USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, summarizes the arguments for expanding coverage to undocumented Californians left out of health care reform coverage.
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Consumer Assistance Resource Guide: American Indians and Alaska Natives
A fact sheet from the State Health Reform Assistance Network, answers some of the most common eligibility and enrollment questions related to coverage for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Covered California’s First Year: Strong Enrollment Numbers Mask Serious Gaps
A report from the Greenlining Institute, explores the barriers faced by communities of color when enrolling in Covered California.
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PREVENTION

1 in 3: Diabetes Tied to a Third of California Hospital Stays, Driving Health Care Costs Higher
A report from California Center for Public Health Advocacy, examines the prevalence of diabetes and its impact on patients, providers, and health care costs.
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Rise of the Renter Nation: Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis
A report from the Right to the City Alliance, addresses issues affecting public housing residents, homeless families, and the growing number of renters.
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State of the Air 2014
A resource from the American Lung Association, examines air quality across the United States and highlights communities where disparities exist.
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OTHER

From State to Student: How State Disinvestment Has Shifted Higher Education Costs to Students and Families
A report from the California Budget Project, shows that even with a growing population and increased demand for higher education, state funding per student at both of California's public four-year universities is down significantly compared to the 1980s.
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Barriers Faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Young Men
An infographic from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, highlights the major hardships faced by Southeast Asian and Native Pacific Islander boys and young men relative to other communities.
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2011-2012 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles
A resource from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, includes health statistics on five major ethnic and racial groups in California — Whites, Latinos, Blacks, Asians and American Indians/Alaska Natives  as well as more detailed information on Latino and Asian subgroups.
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MORE RESOURCE AND REPORTS — OTHER »
UPCOMING EVENTS
Health Data Workshop
July 9, Oakland
Hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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Asian American and Pacific Islanders Community Roundtable
July 10, Fresno
Hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
MORE INFO »
7th Annual Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Practitioner Training Course
July 14-17, Oakland
Hosted by the San Francisco Department of Public Health
MORE INFO »
2014 CalNonprofits Policy Convention
July 31-August 1, Los Angeles
Hosted by CalNonprofits
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California Adaptation Forum
August 19-20, Sacramento
Hosted by the Local Government Coalition
MORE INFO »
Heroes in Health: Building Healthy Black Families Beginning to End
September 11, Sacramento
Hosted by the California Black Health Network
MORE INFO »
2014 NEPO Leadership Summit
September 19-21, Riverside
Hosted by the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations
MORE INFO »
California Nonprofit Technology Festival Richmond
September 25-26, Richmond
Hosted by Aspiration
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Navigator Program Grant
Covered California
Deadline: July 8
MORE INFO »
A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: July 22
MORE INFO »
State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: July 22
MORE INFO »
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadline: July 23
MORE INFO »
Public Health Services and Systems Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: July 23
MORE INFO »
Responsive Grants Program
Sierra Health Foundation
Deadline: July 28
MORE INFO »
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »
Community Health Partnerships
The Kresge Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »
THANK YOU
Thank you to those who helped make our "Voices for Change" conference a success:
 

SPEAKERS and VOLUNTEERS

Carlos Aguilar

Vanessa Aramayo

Linnea Ashley

Tyrone Buckley

C. Rocco Cheng

Sandi Cook

Devilla Ervin

Jesse Esparza

Jim Gilmer

Alejandra Gutierrez

B. Darcel Harris-Lee
Sandra Hernandez

Janet King

Brandon Kitagawa

Adam Kruggel

Denise Lamb

Virginia Lee

Gabrielle Lessard

Ruben Lizardo

Peter Long

Laura Lopez

Richard A. Marcantonio
Jack Mills

Robert Ogilvie

Thu Quach

Robert K. Ross

Carla Saporta

Daniela Simunovic

Poki Stewart Namkung

Pamela Tapia

Sissy Trinh

Celia Valdez

Daniel Zingale
 

Thank you to those who helped make our "Finishing the Job" convenings a success:
 

SPEAKERS

Noha Aboelata

Amparo Cid

Sophia DeWitt
Betzabel Estudillo

Lucia Lin

Reshma Shamasunder
Maggie Ta

Joseph Villela
 

CO-HOSTS

ACCESS Women's Health Justice

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Black Women for Wellness 

California Black Health Network

California Immigrant Policy Center

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

California Partnership

California Rural Indian Health Board

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño

Centro La Familia

Community Health Councils

Council of Community Clinics & Community Clinics Health Network of San Diego

Family Health Centers of San Diego

Foundation for Change
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

Fresno Metro Ministry

Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County

Korean Community Center of the East Bay

Korean Resource Center

La Clínica de la Raza

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Mid-City CAN

Monument Crisis Center

National Immigration Law Center

San Diego Black Health Associates

San Ysidro Health Center

St. John's Well Child & Family Center

Street Level Health Project

Vision y Compromiso

Young Invincibles
 

Thank you to our donors who make our work possible:
 

ADVOCATES CIRCLE (INDIVIDUALS)*

Jacquie Anderson

Ignatius Bau

Rajiv Bhatia

David Carroll & Stan Yogi

AJ Chen

Alice Chen

Patrick & Martha Dexter

Alicia Fernandez & Teresa Villela

George Flores
Calvin Freeman

Viola Gonzales & Penn Hughes

Jennifer Hernandez

Miya Iwataki

Kathy Ko Chin

Steve Lew

Poki Namkung

Ninez Ponce

John & Sheila Proctor
Kelvin Quan

Jane Stafford

Dong Suh

William Walker

Ed & Linda Wei

Heidi Wong

Hung & Chia Wu

Bobbie Wunsch
 

ADVOCATES CIRCLE (ORGANIZATIONS)*

Alameda Health Consortium

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

California Black Health Network

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund

California Rural Indian Health Board

California School-Based Health Alliance
Capell & Associates

Castellano Family Foundation

Consumers Union - West Coast Office

Golden Valley Health Centers

Korean Community Center of the East Bay

Language World Services, Inc.

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

Joseph Betancourt

Andrew Bindman

Eileen Blumenthal & Patricia Dunn

Vicente & Catalina Cantu

Ana Carricchi

Arthur Chen

James Allen & Lyn Crouch

Gem Daus

Diane Dooley

Paula Edwards

Lorraine Espitallier

Robin Flagg Strimling

Lisa Folberg

Henry Fonseca

Heng Lam Foong

Judy Gong

Nora Goodfriend-Koven

Byron Gross

Hali Hammer & Margaret Hutchison

Kelly & Joe Hardy

Lottie Harris
Sierra Harris

Chris Hoene

Laura Hogan & Steve Cohen

Edie Jessup

Rachael Kagan

Alice Kessler

Brandon Kitagawa

Gregory Evans Knoll

Juan Lara

Donzella Lee

David Lent

Tana Lepule

Gabrielle Lessard & John Yuasa

Virginia Leyva

Julia Liou

Gloria Lopez

Mari Lopez

Rolland Lowe

Laurel Lucia

Dory Magasis Escobar

Nayamin Martinez

Jacquelyn Maruhashi

Robert & Anne Meagher

Isaac Menashe

Ying Ying Meng

Raja Mitry

Xavier Morales

Baldwin Moy

Sharen Muraoka

Sara Murrieta
Barbara Napper

Linda Okahara & Balaram Puligandla

Marc Philpart

Sandra Poole

Manuel Puig-Llano

Jeffrey Ring & Beth Marcus

Robert Robinson

Delight Satter

Mark & Lucia Savage

Don Schinske

Karen Shore

Julie Silas

Gabriel Stover

Catherine Teare

Ruth Ann Terry

Shannon Tracey

Jacqueline Tran

Nina Vassilian

Steve Wallace

Pete White

RoLanda Wilkins

Connie Wong

Doreena Wong

Dianne Yamashiro-Omi

Silvia Yee

Sharon Young & Mike Delgado

Albert & Jeanette Yuen

Irene Zbiczak

Jane Zones
 
 

CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS

California Partnership

Cal-Islanders Humanitarian Association

Capacity Builders, Inc.

Chinese Community Health Care Association

Clinica Sierra Vista

Community Health Councils, Inc.

Crosby & Kaneda

Employee Rights Center
Greenlining Institute

HR Dowden & Associates

Insure the Uninsured Project

Lutheran Office of Public Policy, CA

Mission City Community Network, Inc.

Multicultural Health Institute

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
 

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