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Network Call Thursday!

10 am - 11 am

Call in Number: 866-906-7447
Participant Code: 9570282
 
Updates and Upcoming Opportunities
Legislation Update

As we approach the end of the legislative season, many of the bills our p artners advocate for are on the Senate and Assembly floor, and will be voted on by September 11. Several bills have already passed both houses and are awaiting the governor's signature. 

You can find descriptions of each of these bill, along with a contact person, fact sheet, and sample letter for many of them, on our website ( www.californialgbthealth.org/legislation)

AB 329 (Weber) - The California Healthy Youth Act
On the Senate Floor

AB 339 (Gordon) - Prescription Drug Cost Sharing
On the Senate Floor

AB 827 (O'Donnell) - Teacher Training on LGBT-supportive Resources
On the Senate Floor

AB 959 (Chiu) - LGBT Disparities Reduction Act
On the Senate Floor

AB 960 (Chiu) - Equal Protection of All Families Act
Awaiting Governor's Signature

SB 4 (Lara) - Health 4 All - Undocumented Access to Covered CA
On the Assembly Floor

SB 10 (Lara) - Health 4 All - Undocumented Adults in Medi-Cal
In Assembly Rules - 2 year bill

SB 137 (Hernandez) - Accurate Provider Directories

On the Assembly Floor

SB 524 (Lara) - Licensing for Therapeutic Group Homes
On the Assembly Floor

SB 703 (Leno) - State Contracting and Equal Benefits
On the Assembly Floor

SB 731 (Leno) - Appropriate Placements for Foster Youth
On the Assembly Floor

Bills that have been signed by Governor Brown:
AB 87 (Stone) - Peremptory Juror Challenges
AB 418 (Chiu) - Termination of Tenancy for Victims of Violent Crime
AB 830 (Eggman) - Gender Violence

Reducing Disparities Project - Call for Proposals
 
The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity (OHE) is pleased to announce the release of California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Phase II Solicitations. The solicitations being released at this time are the Statewide Evaluation Team and the Technical Assistance Provider. The solicitations and related documents are available on BidSync and the OHE CRDP webpage.

A Bidders' Conference will be held for those interested in applying for the Capacity Building Pilot Projects and Implementation Pilot Projects Statewide Evaluation Team. The conference will be on
Wednesday, September 2  at the Ziggurat Building Auditorium (707 3rd Street) in West Sacramento from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Web conferencing will also be available.

Please send questions in advance to better help prepare information for the conference.  Questions may be sent to the following mailbox: OHE.Solicitations@cdph.ca.gov.
 
NHMA Forum - Immigrant Health Care, Childhood Obesity
 
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2015, the National Hispanic Medical Association has scheduled seven fall forums across the nation. Join NHMA for an interactive health policy forum discussing California immigrant's access to healthcare; reducing the disparity gap in childhood obesity; and the environmental impact on migrant farm workers.

September 17, 2015
6 pm - 8:30 pm
JW Marriott: LA LIVE
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Seating is Limited Please RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/vgJxDw33QF
 
Health Equity Strategic Plan
 
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) recently released  Portrait of Promise: The California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity , a demographic report and strategic plan addressing how socioeconomic factors impact the health of California's diverse communities. One of the offices within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the OHE was established in 2012 to align state resources to "achieve the highest level of health and mental health for all people, with special attention focused on those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage and historical injustice." 
Portrait of Promise calls for better data collection and analysis to identify and respond to inequities, strategic communication to build awareness and enlist support in the fight against them, and changes in infrastructure aligned with the equitable health needs of the community. The strategic plan calls for leveraging the collective strengths of public and private resources in order to address the causes of the disparities.

To receive notices related to the Strategic Plan and OHE affairs, the public may subscribe at ohe@cdph.ca.gov.
 
Upcoming Network Meetings:
Network calls are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month, from
10:00 -  11:00 am
September 3
October 2
November 5
Contact Us: 
Kate Burch, Network Director
kburch@health-access.org     
510-873-8787 x106
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