The Advocate

Vision, Values and Principles

The enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a major step towards improving coverage and access for California’s communities. In support of the ACA, community health centers and countless partners worked tirelessly to expand access, improve quality, and strengthen care coordination and delivery.


The California Legislature is in full swing, as is our state legislative program.  CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates (Advocates) are working hard to strengthen California’s community health centers by advocating for not only our own sponsored legislation, but also for legislation that aims to improve access to care for everyone. 


Advocacy and Events

Health Center Advocates United for Day at the Capitol 2018
On April 25th, more than 300 community health center advocates filled the halls of the State Capitol in a united show of strength during our annual Day at the Capitol event. CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, the California Primary Care Association’s affiliate 501 (c)(4) organization, hosted health center champions, staff, patients, and leadership, who met with elected representatives and their staff on a variety of important issues impacting health centers across the state.


Immigration Update

Since his inauguration, the President and his Administration have implemented policies that are harmful to our immigrant neighbors and our communities. CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates has been proactively working with coalition partners to respond to immigration threats at the Federal level.


Exciting Updates from CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates

New Website Launched
In March 2018, CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates launched its new website. Advocates’ website contains information on state and federal legislation and policies, advocacy campaigns, and advocacy related events (such as Day at the Capitol), as well as a compilation of Advocates’ news.