The Advocate

A New Administration With
A Focus On Health Care

January 2019 marks the beginning of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Administration and the first time California has had a self-proclaimed “health care Governor.” As leaders in the health care community, this marks a historic opportunity for California’s community health centers, not only because of the Administration’s focus on health care, but also because of the comprehensive and holistic understanding of how health, economics, and social factors all contribute to the health and wellbeing of a community.   


CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates Brings on New Team Members

Please join us in welcoming our two new staff to the CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates Team!


The California Legislature is in full swing, as is our state legislative program.  CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates (Advocates) is 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.


CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates Events

Health Center Advocates Unite for Day at the Capitol 2019

On April 24th, more than 300 community health center advocates from across the state filled the halls of the State Capitol in a united show of strength during our annual Day at the Capitol.


Federal Update

Health Centers Prepare for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Census provides critical data to inform how the federal government and the states match funding for programs to the needs of the people in different states and communities, as well as to determine equitable political representation. These high-stakes decisions must be based on complete and accurate data.


CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is commencing another fundraising initiative for 2019. Since the start of the year we have raised $15,000 from our partners at NonStop Wellness and $5,000 from Prima Waste Management and $5,496.20 from 17 individual contributions. These resources are critical to Advocates’ engagement in political endorsements and building out political strength.