Mercury News: Safety Net Clinics Reduce ER Visits

Friday, May 19, 2017

While government funded clinics were created over 50 years ago as a safety net for those most in need, they serve the community as a whole. Lumping together “high-cost emergency rooms” with community clinics as a place of last resort is wrong (“Grand jury report cites shortage of Medi-Cal doctors,” Page 1B, May 15). For many patients, community health clinics are the clinic of choice offering high quality medical services from experienced physicians and staff who are passionate about  ..

SIREN’s Policy Breakfast on Immigration Rights

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Today, Community Health Partnership (CHP) joined Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) and the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR) to address legislators and their staff, and immigration and health care allies on policy implications of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its attack on immigrants. SIREN’s popular Policy Breakfast, which took place on March 15th at the Martin Luther King Library, was attended by 60 active and engaged st ..

Know Your Rights Workshop

Friday, March 03, 2017

On March 1, 2017 Community Health Partnership conducted a Know Your Rights workshop in partnership with Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) and Asian Law Alliance (ALA) for community health clinic outreach and enrollment staff and behavioral health care providers. With over 90 people in attendance, participants learned about the current climate of immigration enforcement in our community, and specifically what community clinics and patients can do to preserve their righ ..

Santa Clara County Raids Response and Messaging

Thursday, February 16, 2017

County of Santa Clara County Executive’s Office of Immigrant Relations 70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor San Jose, California 95110 (408) 299-5156 February 16th, 2017 Santa Clara County Raids Response and Messaging The Office of Immigrant Relations and the County of Santa Clara is committed to ensuring county residents stay informed on what is happening in the community. To that end Santa Clara County is sharing information with members of the community and organizations ..

County Passes a Resolution against the Muslim Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” executive order, calling for temporary suspension of visas to people from “terror-prone countries.” The order also calls for the suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days, an indefinite ban on the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and a reduction in the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. from about 110,00 ..