IMPACT. ACCESS. INNOVATION. VALUE.
For our 25th Anniversary, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff and our members in making health care accessible for California’s diverse population. We hope you will join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout the year by sharing your story on social media with the hashtag #CPCA25, or by submitting your video to our 25th Anniversary video contest (see below).
Community health centers were founded by community health and civil rights activists over 50 years ago who fought to ensure every person in America could have access to health care services in their local communities, regardless of ability to pay. The California Primary Care Association (CPCA), and our member health centers, have worked together the past 25 years to continue that fight here in the golden state – ensuring that All Californians have access to care regardless of their ability to pay, their insurance coverage or their immigration status.
Today, more than 1,330 community health centers sites in California serve nearly 7 million people – that’s 1 in every six Californians! California’s health centers are the principle providers serving the state’s homeless and migrant farmworker populations. Collectively health centers serve 323,736 homeless patients each year and 634,668 migratory workers.
Aiming to ensure the full spectrum of services are easily and readily available to their communities, health centers provide an array of care from medical to dental to behavioral health care, as well as a variety of enabling services, like transportation and dietary counseling. In many rural communities throughout California, community health centers serve as the only source of medical and wellness care for middle – and working-class families.
The community health center network is the model of care the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was built on and health centers in California were a huge part of the ACA’s success in our state. As a result of Medi-Cal expansion here, 3.7 million people gained access to health care coverage they did not previously have. Currently, community health centers serve approximately 32 percent of the state’s Medicaid population – roughly one out of every three Medi-Cal patients. In fact, community health centers are the primary care provider to more than 54 percent of the Medicaid beneficiaries in California who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It’s safe to say that community health centers are the backbone of the state’s Medi-Cal system.
For our 25th Anniversary, we'd like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff and our members in making health care accessible for California's diverse population. We hope you will join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout the year by sharing your story on social media with #CPCA25, or by submitting your video to our 25th Anniversary video contest.
CPCA 2019 VIDEO CONTEST: BEYOND THESE WALLS
CPCA is excited about using the power of video to promote California’s community health centers! We are providing an opportunity for you to share your mission, your team, and the community you serve through the use of visual storytelling. So, what can you do?
Participate in CPCA’s 2019 Video Contest!
Submit a video to show how your health center has effectively created one or more of the following:
What You Could Win
1st Place: $5,000 in Marketing Services by Uptown Studios
2nd Place: Free registration to all FIVE CPCA conferences in 2020
3rd Place: GoPro equipment package
How to Submit & Vote
Visit cpcabeyondthesewalls.com for complete details. Good luck!
HELP CPCA CELEBRATE!
We hope you will join us in our 2019 celebrations by sharing your story on social media with the hashtag #CPCA25, or by submitting your video to our 25th Anniversary video contest!
On January 23rd, CPCA held a webinar to let members know how they can participate in the celebration with us throughout 2019. Topics include the video contest, social media toolkit, and the quarterly themes we'll be focusing on. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you to celebrate the impact you've made in your communities and help share the work CPCA is doing for California's health centers.
25TH ANNIVERSARY TOOLKIT
Check back throughout 2019 for additional ways you and your organization can join the year-long celebration.