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May 2016 CPEHN's Quarterly Newsletter Volume 8 Issue 4

Voice for Change

“I want to see less cars, and more bikers and walkers in my community”
—– Anna Clayton, Oakland

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TOP STORIES

Health4All Kids Implementation is Here

By Sarah de Guia, Executive Director, CPEHN

The countdown to coverage for ALL kids has begun! After years of advocacy and collaboration between health care and immigrants’ rights advocates, California will offer Medi-Cal coverage to all eligible children regardless of immigration status beginning May 16th...

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30 Percent of Filipino and Southeast Asian American Children are Overweight or Obese

By Iyanrick John, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) recently released two reports that provide descriptions of successful collaboration between public and private organizations to improve knowledge about obesity and other health conditions affecting the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community...

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Failing System: Empowering and Transforming Men and Boys of Color Through Life Coaching

By Gaylon Logan, CEO, Village-Connect Inc.

By the time a boy of color enters the 3rd grade, the criminal justice system has determined the number of beds needed to remove him from society. One can argue that actually two institutions fail this child before they come in contact with this highly effective and efficient system: the institutions of family and education...

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Expanding California’s Substance Use Disorder System to Advance Health Equity

By Darriane Martin, Project Manager, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network 

Many Californians face huge challenges in accessing substance use treatment services. Social and environmental factors including low socioeconomic status, low literacy, unemployment, discrimination, and other factors negatively impact our ability to lead healthy lives. Many people of color and Limited English Proficient populations additionally face a lack of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services...

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Having Our Say Coalition Welcomes Six New Members

The Having Our Say coalition has just kicked off its ninth year, and we would like to extend a warm welcome to six new members for 2016...

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Welcome New CPEHN Staff!

Over the last few months, CPEHN has added three new staff to help us expand our community engagement in Los Angeles and our policy presence in Sacramento. Help us welcome them to the team!

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POLICY UPDATES

Legislative Update

As we near the mid-way point of the legislative session, CPEHN’s sponsored legislation and policy priorities continue to advance healthy equity across policy issues. While one bill has been sidelined for now, CPEHN remains actively engaged on our remaining legislative and budgetary priorities...

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Covered California Update

Covered California’s Board of Directors voted on April 7th to require Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) selling insurance in the Exchange to reduce health disparities for their enrollees starting in 2017...

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Health for all Kids: Medi-Cal Coverage to Start May 16th!

The countdown to coverage has begun! Starting May 16 all income-eligible children regardless of their immigration status will be able to enroll in Medi-Cal. Children and youth who are currently enrolled in “restricted” (emergency) Medi-Cal will have full-scope coverage retroactive to May 1, without having to submit a new application. Children and youth who are not currently enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal coverage will be required to apply for the program. Children’s, health, and immigrant advocates have been preparing and compiling resources to reach out to these “unenrolled” families including a helpful webpage with tools and resources for beneficiaries and enrollment assisters.


Oral Health State Plan Moves Forward

CPEHN has been very excited to advance oral health equity through our participation in California’s Statewide Oral Health Improvement Plan. Since his appointment as the State’s Dental Director, Dr. Jay Kumar has been leading the statewide planning process...

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Budget Update

This January, Governor Jerry Brown released his $136 billion FY 2016-17 state budget. The proposal included modest increases in state spending in Medi-Cal and other safety-net programs. The Governor’s budget also prioritized investments in our state’s infrastructure, including a $16.2 billion plan for the state’s transportation needs, with $3.2 billion in proposed new revenue...

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Brandon Kitagawa: A Strong Partner in the Fight for Equity

When he started eight years ago at Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), a project of the Public Health Institute, Brandon Kitagawa’s drive was to further health equity. “Even before coming to RAMP, I was drawn to work on issues that impact communities facing multiple challenges, such as inequitable access to affordable housing, quality schools, or health care, or that have disproportionate exposure to environmental pollutants...”

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NEW REPORTS


ACCESS TO CARE

Affordability and Eligibility Barriers Remain for California's Uninsured
A brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, found that one-third of uninsured Californians were ineligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act due to their immigration status.
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Getting and Keeping Health Coverage for Low-Income Californians: A Guide for Advocates
A guide by the Western Center on Law and Poverty, provides a comprehensive description of the eligibility criteria, application procedures, and notice and hearing rights for California's insurance affordability programs: Medi-Cal, Covered California, and the Medi-Cal Access Program.
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Reporting on Pathways to Health Insurance Coverage: California's Experience
A brief by the California Health Care Foundation, describes California’s experience in reporting on applications, eligibility determinations, enrollments and coverage renewals for public insurance, highlight some of the practical implications of California’s first few reports, and offer lessons for other states that are launching comparable reporting efforts. 
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MORE RESOURCE AND REPORTS — ACCESS TO CARE »


PREVENTION

Obesity and Overweight Among Asian American Children and Adolescents 
A report by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, found that some Asian American subgroups have much higher prevalence of overweight than others and some with rates similar to that of White children. 
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Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma
A report by Prevention Institute, outlines specific strategies to address and prevent community trauma using techniques from those living in affected areas..
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California Health Disadvantage Index
A tool by the the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, identifies cumulative health disadvantage in California.
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MORE RESOURCE AND REPORTS — PREVENTION »


OTHER

A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and Men
A brief by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) boys and men.
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A Review of Year Two LCAPs: A Weak Response to California’s English Learners
A report by Californians Together and The Center for Equity for English Learners, raises serious concerns about whether California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is delivering on its promise to improve educational services for English learners, a group that accounts for more than one-fifth of all K-12 students in California’s public schools.
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The Expiration of Proposition 30’s Tax Increases Would Leave a Permanent Gap in State Revenues 
A fact sheet by the California Budget & Policy Center, discusses the impact of Prop. 30 on the state budget and shows how a state revenue gap would result if the measure's PIT rate increases are allowed to expire at the end of 2018, as scheduled under Prop. 30.
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MORE RESOURCE AND REPORTS — OTHER »
UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendars for CPEHN’s Biennial Conference, October 18th in Los Angeles

Voices for Change: Seizing the Momentum for Health Equity, CPEHN’s biennial conference, will be held October 18th at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. Please update your calendars.  The goal of the conference is to provide advocates, providers, and community leaders with an overview on the latest in health policy and to learn about the intersection of health equity through transportation, housing, and other innovative efforts. Registration will open in August – we look forward to seeing you there!

Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day
May 16-17
Hosted by TransForm and California Bicycle Coalition 
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National Quality Strategy Webinar
May 17, Webinar
Hosted by National Quality Strategy 
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Greenlining Economic Summit
May 26, Oakland 
Hosted by the Greenlining Institute 
MORE INFO »

State of Education-Fresno
May 17, Webinar
Hosted by Californians for Justice
MORE INFO »

Doing What Works: The Public's Perspectives on Reducing Unnecessary, Harmful, or Wasteful Care
May 19, Webinar
Hosted by the California Health Care Foundation
MORE INFO »

Poverty and Inequality in California
May 23, Sacramento or Webinar 
Hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California 
MORE INFO »

Mental Health Matters Day
May 24, Sacramento 
Hosted by the Racial & Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition
MORE INFO »

A Closer Look at Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California
May 24, Webinar 
Hosted by Safe Routes to School 
MORE INFO »

PedsCount 2016 Summit 
June 6-7, Long Beach
Hosted by California Walks, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, and Walk Long Beach
MORE INFO »

Equitable Trauma-Informed Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence 
June 8, Webinar
Hosted by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Institute
MORE INFO »

Reproductive Health & the Environment Conference
June 21, Los Angeles 
Hosted by the UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Center
MORE INFO »

What about Power and Patriarchy? Examining Social Cohesion Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence 
July 13, Webinar
Hosted by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Institute
MORE INFO »

Engaging Youth in Shaping Strategies and Solutions to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence 
August 3, Webinar 
Hosted by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Institute
MORE INFO »

Using Shared Risk and Protective Factors to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence: Research into Practice and Policy 
August 17, Webinar 
Hosted by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Institute
MORE INFO »

2016 NAMI California Annual Conference
August 26-27, Burlingame
Hosted by NAMI California 
MORE INFO »
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Technology for Healthy Communities 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: May 17
MORE INFO »

The Mood Challenge 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Deadline: May 22
MORE INFO »

Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Deadline: May 31
MORE INFO »

Play Everywhere Challenge
KaBOOM!, Inc. 
Deadline: May 31
MORE INFO »

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
The Aetna Foundation, the National Association of Counties, and CEOs for Cities 
Deadline: May 31
MORE INFO »

HUD's Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: June 1
MORE INFO »

New Connections Grants Awarded through the Healthy Eating Research Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Deadline: June 1
MORE INFO »

State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: June 1
MORE INFO »

Active Transportation Program
CalTrans
Deadline: June 15
MORE INFO »

Choice Neighborhoods
HUD and the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Treasury 
Deadline: June 28
MORE INFO »

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity—Round 10
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Deadline: August 3
MORE INFO »

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »

California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative Community Partners
Community Partners
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »

Innovative Population Health Programs and Policies
Kresge Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »

Healty Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative
Kresge Foundation
Deadline: Open
MORE INFO »
THANK YOU
Thank you to those who helped make our "Taking a Bite Out of Oral Health Inequities" convenings a success:
 
 

SPEAKERS

Raimey Allardyce

Baharak Amanzadeh

Katie Andrew

Marry-Ann Bundang

Maritza Cabezas

John Capitman

Van Ahn Dastur

Rebecca DeLaRosa

Eileen Espejo

Jeanette Flores
Gemma Gonzalez

Javier Hernandez

Kym Hodge

Jenny Kattlove

Huong Le

Connie Lo

Gloria Medina

Fatima Morales

Alondra Naves

Rebecca Paida
 
Imelda Plascentia

Patricia Roberts

Jan Robinson-Flint

Neal Rosenblatt

Sean South

Deanna Stover

Leoncio Vasquez

Jessica Woods
 
 
 

CO-HOSTS

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles

Asian Health Services

Black Women for Wellness

Borrego Health

California Partnership

Center for Oral Health

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño

Central Valley Health Policy Institute

The Children’s Partnership

Children Now
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Community Clinic Association of San Bernardino County

Health Quality Partners of Southern California

Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

L.A. Trust for Children's Health

Nile Sisters Development Initiative

Valley Care Community Consortium

Vision y Compromiso
 
 
 


Thank you to our donors who make our work possible:
 
 

CHAMPIONS CIRCLE (INDIVIDUALS)*

Michelle Cabrera and Alice Kessler 

Tsai Family 
 
 

CHAMPIONS CIRCLE (ORGANIZATIONS)*

Alameda Health Consortium

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Castellano Family Foundation

Consumers Union

Language World Services, Inc.
 
 

ADVOCATES CIRCLE (INDIVIDUALS)*

Jacquie Anderson

Ana Carricchi

Sarah de Guia

Jennifer Hernandez 

Judi Hilman
Miya Iwataki

Kathy Ko Chin

Dexter Louie

Nayamin Martinez-Cossio

Poki Namkung
Kelvin Quan

Jacqueline Tran

William Walker 

 
 
 

ADVOCATES CIRCLE (ORGANIZATIONS)*

Advancement Project

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Avantpage, Inc. 

California Black Health Network

California Rural Indian Health Board
California School-Based Alliance

Capell & Associates

Fresno County Democratic Party Central Committee

Clinica Sierra Vista
 
 

CURRENT INDIVIDUAL DONORS

Elizabeth and Don Abbott 

Peter Abbott

Adele Amodeo

Sandy Anderson

Martha Arrona

Marice Ashe

Jenny Bard

Andrew and Rebecca Bindman

Kate Burch

Vicente and Catalina Cantu

Ruben Cantu and Ivan Ferko

David Carroll and Stan Yogi

Sophia Chang and Anson Lowe

Lynn Chung

James Allen and Lyn Crouch

Tony Dang

Gem Daus

Charlotte Dickson

Teri Duarte

Paula Edwards

Eileen Espejo

Pam Flood and Yvonne Courtemanche

Lisa Folberg

Heng L. Foong

JR Fujita

Jean Gilbert
Harold Goldstein

Judy Gong

Nora Goodfriend-Koven

Solange Gould

Marla Hall

Kevin Hamilton

Lisa Hershey

Laura Hogan and Steve Cohen

Edie Jessup

Viola Johnson

Brandon Kitagawa

Beatrice Lee

Donzella Lee

Jonathan Lepule

Gabrielle Lessard and John Yuasa

Dory Magasis Escobar

Robert and Anne Meagher

Ying Ying Meng

Carole Mercer

Lisa Merritt

Baldwin Moy

Sharen Muraoka

Barbara Napper

Avtar Nijjer-Sidhu

Michael Odeh

Linda Okahara and Balaram Puligandla
Marj Plumb

Sandra Poole

Rhonda Rios Kravitz and Steve Wirtz

Robert Robinson 

Shaun Rosenstein

Linda Rudolph

Emily Rusch

Camille Russell

Delight Satter

Mark and Lucia Savage

Dean Schillinger

Don Schinske

Phoebe Seaton

Karen Shore

Julie Silas

Maggie Ta

Robert Taylor, Jr. 

Shannon Tracey

Nina Vassilian

Steven Wallace

Jeanie Ward-Waller

Kevin Williams and Janelle Green

Anthony Wright

Ellen Wu

Diane Yamashiro-Omi

Jane Zones

 
 
 

CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS

California HealthCare Foundation

Capacity Builders, Inc. 

Crosby & Kaneda

Fresno Metro Ministry
Insure the Uninsured Project

Sierra Health Foundation

South LA Health Projects
 
 
 


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* You can join CPEHN's Champions Circle with a donation of $500 or more or the Advocates Circle with a donation of $250 or more.
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