Become an Advocate
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is building a presence in the public policy arena that can't be ignored. With more than 1,270 community health centers with over 40,000 health center staff that provide care to 1 in 5 Californians, together we can ensure that our health-care safety net remains strong and stable.
We can’t do this alone. We need to raise our voices together to make sure we are heard and remain a priority for each of our legislators. Sign up today to join our action network.
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What Can You Do?
- Call your Member of Congress HERE
- Email your Member of Congress HERE
- Tweet your Member of Congress HERE
Advocacy Center of Excellence Program
Are you interested in integrating advocacy into your community health center or are you already doing this work as an organization? If so, check out the Health Center Advocacy Network's Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) Program! This program provides national recognition for community health centers that prioritize advocacy in their organization and formalizes advocacy efforts for those interested in expanding in this area. Let's grow the number of California community health centers recognized as Advocacy Centers of Excellence! Reach out to Taylor Beckwith, Associate Director of Grassroots Advocacy, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and support in applying for your organization to become an ACE.
Community Health Centers Have a Proud and Storied History of Advocacy
Community health centers are invaluable to our communities and our state. They not only care for over 7.7 million Californians, they also are major economic contributors. Any person, regardless of insurance status or background, is welcome at a community health center. Yet, despite being such a vital resource, they are often fighting to retain support and funding for services. We invite you to learn more about the community health center in your community and the wide array of work they do on behalf of all people in California – fighting for coverage and access for all, securing resources and access to fight the opioid epidemic, building the future health care workforce, plus much, much more.