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Having Our Say Reports

Health Care Reform for a Diverse Nation: The Voices of California’s Communities of Color
July 2009
The Having Our Say coalition examines some of the national health reform policies that have the most impact on our communities, highlighting proposals that expand access to care, eliminate health disparities, and promote primary prevention. We also discuss the impact an individual mandate would have on our communities.

The Path to Healthy Communities: Mapping California’s Priorities
May 2008
This report ranks cities and counties throughout California using key factors known to influence health, including income, chronic diseases, health insurance status, and access to open space for physical activity. The results of this analysis have been used to create a visual map for where to focus public health resources and efforts. The brief offers recommendations to help policymakers, public health experts, and community leaders incorporate health considerations in land-use and transportation planning.

Having Our Say’s Reflections on Health Care Reform Efforts in California
May 2008
In March 2008, Having Our Say coalition members came together to debrief about the 2007 health care reform efforts, including the coalition’s accomplishments and lessons learned. The group worked to develop a policy agenda for 2008 that would build towards comprehensive coverage.

Health Care Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Diverse Communities: Getting California Ready
August 2007
This report highlights how the three statewide health care reform proposals introduced in the 2007 legislative session would have impacted communities of color. In addition to outlining the demographics of the newly insured, the report includes our recommendations to ensure that our future health care system is prepared to serve California ’s diverse communities.