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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

 Make your vote COUNT! Are you registered to vote?

AltaMed’s Government Relations team has partnered with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to carry out a voter registration initiative named, My Vote, My Health…Mi Voto, Mi Salud. The main objective of this initiative is to conduct voter registration at our clinics, community events, and at local high schools.

Monthly events will start July, 2012. As we continue to foster our on-going culture of advocacy, registering to vote is an essential first step to make the voices of our patients and staff heard.

Important things to remember:

 Re-register to vote if you:

  • Move
  • Change your name
  • Change political party preference (You must register to vote 15 days before the election)

To register to vote you must:

  • Be 18 years old (You can register at 17 years if you will be 18 by the next election)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Not be on parole for, or convicted of, a felony

Register to Vote Today!

 Upcoming Elections

  • General Election Date: November 6, 2012

 Dates to keep in mind

  • National Health Center Week, August 5th-10th
  • National Voter Registration  Day, September 25th
  • Last day to register to vote for Nov. 6th: October 22nd

 For more information, contact Kristie Hernandez, Manager, Legislative & Advocacy Affairs at (323) 889-7892 or KHernandez@AltaMed.org or the California’s Secretary of State Office at (800) 345-VOTE or www.sos.ca.gov


Thursday, October 13, 2011 is National Mobilization Call-In Day.
This is a critical day in our federal advocacy campaign to keep funding for the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) program we rely upon at AltaMed. You can help save funding for Health Centers like AltaMed by:

  1.  Call Your Members of Congress: Use the toll free Advocacy Hotline at 1-866-456-3949 and tell your U.S. Representative AND BOTH Senators: "Do not undermine the successful Health Centers program as you negotiate Medicaid changes and cuts to the federal budget. The health and lives of our families and our neighbors should not be negotiated away.  I am counting on your support for my Health Center."
     
    (a) You only need to call the Advocacy Hotline one time – stay on the line at the end of each  conversation to be automatically connected to your next policymaker.

  2. Call the White House Comment Line at 1-202-456-1111 and leave a message for the President saying: "Do not undermine the successful Health Centers program as you negotiate Medicaid changes and cuts to the federal budget. The health and lives of our families and our neighbors should not be negotiated away.  I am counting on your support for my Health Center."

    (a)When you call the White House Comment Line it may take a few moments to be connected to a  LIVE OPERATOR,but you WILL be connected and be able to leave a message with a live person. Make sure to call the White House before the Comment Line close at 5:00pm EST.

The hotlines and congressional offices may be busy due to the high volume of calls they are receiving, so please be patient and keep trying! Please send an email to jtorrez@altamed.org when you have completed your call to let us know. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Jackie Ritacco at jritacco@la.altamed.org.


August 16, 2011
After a hearing by the State Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care chaired by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, The California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS), ADHC participants and many stakeholders view the State of California Department of Health Care Services ADHC transition plan as inadequate to meet the needs of these people. The plan relies largely upon managed care plans. To view hearing materials and written testimony by Lydia Missaelides, Executive Director of CAADS and Kristie Hernandez, AltaMed Health Services Policy Analyst click here.  http://www.caads.org/adhctransition.html.

Read Kristie Hernandez's testimony


June 29, 2011
Learn about AltaMed's Cal-Learn program.


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