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CPEHN Accomplishments & History


Equity in the Age of Telehealth: Considerations for California Policymakers

CPEHN releases Equity in the Age of Telehealth: Considerations for California Policymakers. In our report and webinar, we detailed our findings and our policy recommendations on how elected officials and policy makers can ensure telehealth is equitable and accessible. 

COVID-19 Recommendations to Advance Racial and Health Equity

CPEHN joins Health Access, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, and Public Health Advocates in applauding the state’s new equity measure for California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This measure came after we sent a letter to the administration in April on how communities of color, bearing the brunt of the pandemic, must be centered in the state’s response.  


Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

CPEHN joins with Black Women for Wellness, California Black Women’s Health Project, Roots Community Health Center, and Public Health Advocates in sending a letter to Governor Newsom asking him to declare racism a public health crisis.  


Stakeholder Education, Advocacy and Outreach for Diverse Racial and Ethnic Communities

CPEHN was contracted by MHSOAC to deliver on some of the equity promises of the Mental Health Services Act. For three years, until 2024, CPEHN will serve as one of MHSOAC’s statewide advocacy organizations. In this role, we lead statewide advocacy efforts, engage local stakeholders from diverse racial and ethnic communities—including multicultural, Black, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander and Latinx—and provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support and outreach.  


California Reducing Disparities Project: Phase 2

CPEHN is awarded CRDP Phase 2 contract through the Office of Health Equity. In the second phase of the CRDP, we are working to develop the capacity of community organizations to promote innovative community-based mental health practices, programs and approaches.


CPEHN’s Sponsored Bill SB 1152 Signed into Law!

This bill requires each hospital to include a written homeless patient discharge planning policy and process within the hospital discharge policy, as specified. The bill also requires a hospital to document specified information before discharging a homeless patient.


CPEHN’s Sponsored Bill SB 1423 Signed into Law!

This bill modifies the minimum qualifications that an interpreter is required to possess to provide oral interpretation services to an LEP beneficiary enrolled in either a managed care plan or a mental health plan.


Having Our Say (HOS) Coalition Celebrates 10 Years

CPEHN’s Having Our Say (HOS) coalition celebrates 10 years of convening grassroots community organizations, health care clinics and providers, and advocates to fight for health equity and racial justice.


CPEHN Celebrates our 25th Anniversary

CPEHN celebrates 25 years of advancing health equity!


CPEHN’s Sponsored Bill AB 179 Signed into Law!

This bill requires the Governor, in appointing members, to use every effort to ensure that the commission has a diverse membership with expertise in transportation issues, taking into consideration factors including, but not limited to, socioeconomic background and professional experience, which may include experience working in, or representing, disadvantaged communities.