Health Center Advocates Take to the State Capitol

The Alameda Health Consortium led a successful Day at the Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, May 3rd, with dynamic participation and moving stories from community health centers. Our delegation made a clear impression on lawmakers.  After leaving their offices, the Consortium received requests from lawmaker staff for additional information. The 35-member team of health center leaders, physicians, board members and staff, including community health workers – representing all eight health centers in the Consortium – look forward to carrying their energy forward as we continue to stay loud in the face of uncertainty.

In each visit delegates urged lawmakers to consider bills to improve care coordination and access to substance abuse and specialty mental health services. They also pointed out budget threats to the health care workforce, Newly Qualified Immigrant coverage, and pharmacy payment (340B).  Finally, they led frank discussions about the need to defend federal attacks on health care and on our immigrant patients.  With advocates committed to their patients and to the mission of providing healthcare for all, we can tackle the challenges ahead.

California Health+ Advocates hosts Day at the Capitol.

View more photos from the day here.