Safety-Net Workforce Summit

Friday, August 30, 2019

In response to the final report of the California Future Health Workforce Commission, Community Health Partnership hosted a summit on August 8th to address the shortage in the safety-net workforce. While some of the statistics shared were tough to hear, they were not surprising. In just 10 years, California is expected to have a shortfall of 4,100 primary care clinicians and 600,000 home care workers; though the State is nearly 40% Latino, only 7% of physicians are Latino; California will on ..

Enough is Enough! (Public Charge)

Friday, August 16, 2019

We are outraged by the newly published final ruling on Public Charge and its impact on our poor and immigrant families. On the eve of California’s Medicaid expansion, CENSUS 2020, and a presidential election, such a ruling further attempts to instill fear in our diverse communities and discouraged civic engagement. The strength, quality, and integrity of a government is measured by how it protects its most vulnerable. This administration’s attack on women, children, and immigrants is not ..

Letter: Change punishes legal immigrants in need

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Community Health Partnership CEO, Dolores Alvarado, knows that health advocacy doesn't take weekends off, so neither does she! If you had a chance to check out Sunday's edition of The Mercury News ( you may have read her letter to the editor regarding changes to the Public Charge rules and the effects it has on our immigrant communities. It reads: Re: “As new Trump policy looms, fewer Bay Area immigra ..

Immigration Toolkit

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stories of family separation at the U.S. border have not only created a national outcry but have also unsettled many immigrant and refugee children and families living in Santa Clara County who are experiencing fears of deportation and family separation and exhibiting signs and symptoms of trauma. The research on trauma is abundantly clear: trauma has a serious negative impact on physical and behavioral health, even impacting the brain development of young children. {module_literatu ..

25 Years, One Voice

Monday, October 08, 2018

On September 20th, 2018, Community Health Partnership celebrated its 25th Anniversary by honoring its member health centers and their hard-working staff. We heard from elected-official-community-health-center-ambassadors, enjoyed two performances from Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí & Maestro Hernandez, got a first glimpse at CHP's video premier: "One Voice", and dined on delicious food from Mezcal restaurant!  ..