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Links to California-based advocacy organizations, government agencies, and policy research groups that focus on healthcare reform, access, and consumer education are presented below.  If you would like us to include your organization, please complete this short form.

CHC COALITIONS
The Covering Kids & Families Coalition provides a vehicle to examine all opportunities to expand coverage and reduce barriers to enrollment in California's public health coverage programs.

CALIFORNIA

100% Campaign is a collaborative effort of Children Now, Children's Defense Fund, and The Children's Partnership, created to ensure that all of California's children obtain the health coverage they need to grow up strong and healthy.

California Black Health Network is the oldest and largest organization of African American public health professionals in California. CBHN has provided a forum for policy makers, consumers and providers concerned with the health status of African Americans to engage in collaborative analysis, problem solving and program implementation.

California Budget Project engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians. Since 1995, the CBP has worked to make the budget more understandable and to shed light on how budget and related policy decisions can affect the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.

The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation created in 1996 when Blue Cross of California becameWellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation.. The Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is an independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California. CHCF commissions research and analysis; publishes and disseminates information; convenes meetings of key healthcare groups; and funds development of programs and models aimed at improving healthcare in California.

The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) works to ensure that all Californians have access to quality health care and can live healthy lives. Its mission is to improve access to healthcare and eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies and sufficient resources to address the health needs of diverse communities.

The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) is an independent, private foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Health Access represents health consumers in the state legislature in developing health policies by sponsoring and advancing key bills so consumers can have confidence that care and coverage will be there when they need it. 

Health Care for All California regards healthcare as a human right and is dedicated to ensuring that all Californians have comprehensive, reliable, and affordable health insurance.

Hospital Bill Help can help you understand your rights and options if you live in California and have problems related to a hospital bill or need to find a hospital where you can get a fair price. The website also provides information on finding affordable healthcare in California.

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) identifies, assists, and promotes new approaches to expand healthcare and coverage for California's uninsured. The project focuses on developing common ground and establishing connections to bring about public and private healthcare reform.

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California was founded in 1992 by health care providers, consumers and advocates to impact Latino health through enhanced information, policy development and community involvement.