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CPCA continues to monitor the COVID-19 progression in California, the impact it has on health centers, and how we can provide support during this public health emergency. The COVID-19 virus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updated information as it becomes available. We are committed to keeping health centers informed of the latest developments in addition to providing timely and relevant resources.

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Join CPCA's Connected Community to convene online, at any time with your peers. You'll find additional important COVID-19 resources, including a comprehensive resource library and real-time COVID-19 peer discussions. Connected Community is a member benefit and is only available to CPCA member organizations and their staff.  

Bi-Weekly CPCA COVID-19 Webinars

Join the bi-weekly CPCA COVID-19 webinars to learn about the latest updates and CPCA's ongoing efforts to support health centers in the fight against this pandemic.

Upcoming webinar schedule:

December 17, 2020 (1:00pm to 2:00pm)

Past webinar recordings & materials:

December 3, 2020    (Recording / Slides )
November 12, 2020  (Recording / Slides)
October 29, 2020     (Recording / Slides)
October 01, 2020     (Recording / Slides)
September 17, 2020 (Recording / Slides)


Pandemic Operations Plan Template

Grant & Funding Opportunities

Vendor Solutions

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"We're Open" Digital Toolkit for CPCA Members:

CPCA has created a “We’re Open” campaign toolkit to assist CPCA member health centers in communicating with patients and the general public through social media, online presence, email and text messaging outreach, and print materials.
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Federal Resources
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Testing Resources


Please direct any questions to Amanda Willard at
6/18/2020: California Public Health Officials Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home
5/13/2020: CMS approves California’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0024, Retroactive to March 1, 2020
5/6/2020: California Medi-Cal Providers Receive Grants from HealthNet Totaling $13.4M to Expand Telehealth Services
5/4/2020: CPCA CEO Statement on Passage of Additional COVID-Related Funding
Direct Relief Creates $25 Million Covid-19 Response Fund for Community Health
4/8/2020:  CPCA CEO Statement on Health Center Federal Funding Announcement
4/8/2020:  HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19 
4/6/2020:  Blue Shield of California Offers Financial Support to Healthcare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Governor Signs EO to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers
4/3/2020:  Governor Issues Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services
4/2/2020:  Health Net Rolls Out $5.9 Million in COVID-19 Assistance for Those Serving Medi-Cal Members
4/1/2020:  Governor Issues Executive Order Providing for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response
3/31/2020: Governor Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians
3/30/2020: Governor Announces California Health Corps
3/24/2020: HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response
3/21/2020: Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen California’s Health Care Delivery System to Respond to COVID-19
3/21/2020: Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Fight the COVID-19 Surge
CDPH has issued guidance to support health care providers and laboratories in determining COVID-19 testing prioritization 
3/20/2020: CDPH releases this All Facilities Letter announcing the California COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook
3/19/2020: Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order
3/19/2020: DHCS Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications
3/19/2020: Governor Newsom Requests Federal Assistance to Support California’s Efforts to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge
Governor Newsom Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19
3/18/2020: HRSA Announces Health Center COVID-19 Information Collection Effort3/17/2020: Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19
3/17/2020: OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications
3/17/2020: Treasurer Fiona Ma Offers Resources to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19
3/17/2020: President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak
3/16/2020: CCHP New Fact Sheet- Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19 to Date
3/16/2020: Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/16/2020: DHCS Submits Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Related to COVID-19
3/16/2020: ADA Recommends Dentists Postpone Elective Procedures
3/16/2020: State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues
3/15/2020: CDA Urges California Dentists to Voluntarily Suspend Non-Urgent Dental Care