July 2004

UPDATE: Universal Healthcare in California

Senate Bill 921, authored by State Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-23) which would provide comprehensive health benefits to every Californian at no new cost to California's general fund, has been passed by the State Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 12 to 5.

SB 921 would create a single, streamlined reimbursement system for medical care in California that has been projected to save the state about $14 billion dollars in administrative healthcare costs alone. These and other substantial savings make it possible to insure every resident of California with a comprehensive health plan that would include medical, dental, vision, mental health and prescription drug coverage among benefits.

Advocate Training Program 2004

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CABWHP will soon begin training a new class for our innovative Advocate Training Program (ATP). The ATP is a program that is designed to train women from the grassroots community to become effective health policy activists and advocates. In 2002 and 2003, the program was enormously successful. We anticipate that the 2004 ATP will be equally (if not more) successful.

The ATP focuses on advocacy that addresses the intersection between Black women s mental, emotional and physical health. The training program emphasizes skill-building so that participants learn many skills (including community organizing, media advocacy, effective legislative advocacy) in an interactive environment.

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