25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING INNOVATION

1994

CPCA is formed!

CPCA is formed!

A group of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) come together to form CPCA based on the urgent need to form a viable, statewide organization to address emerging state and federal health reforms.

1998

$10 Million in Funding

CPCA receives $10 million in funding from The California Endowment for core support and to create the Information Systems Loan Program for community health centers.

CPCA hosts its first advocacy day!

1999

Blueprint for Action

CPCA creates Blueprint for Action, influencing funders to invest in community health centers.

Partnered with Tides Foundation

Partnered with Tides Foundation to distribute funds for MIS enhancements to community health centers statewide.

2000

Community Clinic Investment Act of 2000

Sponsored AB287 Community Clinic Investment Act of 2000: $50 million allocated to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) for disbursal to community health centers, through a grant process, for infrastructure.

2001

Health Disparities Collaborative

CPCA becomes lead PCA for Region IX and X Health Disparities Collaborative, a multi-year project to improve care and outcomes for chronic diseases.

Health Center Growth Initiative (HCGI)

CPCA’s immense advocacy efforts helped result in President George W. Bush launching the Health Center Growth Initiative (HCGI) to increase access to primary health-care services through expansion of the health center program. The initiative nearly doubled federal health center funding to implement and sustain the expansion from $1 billion in 2000 to more than $2 billion.

2006

Tobacco Tax Initiative

Supported and secured community health center involvement in the Tobacco Tax Initiative.

2007

School Health Centers

Co-sponsored SB 564, requiring the State Department of Public Health to establish a grant program to provide technical assistance and funding for the expansion, renovation, and retrofitting of existing school health centers, and the development of new school health centers.

2009

AQIC

Secured funding from the California Health Care Foundation for the Accelerating Quality Improvement through Collaboration (AQIC) project.

California Safety Net Coalition

CPCA creates the California Safety Net Coalition to have a unified voice on HIE issues.

2010

CalHIPSO is Formed

CalHIPSO is Formed

With CPCA support, CalHIPSO is formed and receives $34 million in HITECH funds.

2012

NCQA Partnership

CPCA and NCQA partner to support members in becoming PCMH recognized.

CaliforniaHealth+

CaliforniaHealth+

CPCA’s Board votes to approve and move forward with the CaliforniaHealth+ branding campaign. Seventeen CPCA member organizations join the brand as part of a pilot program.

2013

Western Clinicians Network (WCN)

CPCA partners with WCN, providing administrative support to the organization as it transitions into a volunteer organization.

CPCA & The California Endowment (TCE)

CPCA & TCE form a partnership to raise awareness about health care reform coverage & options at community health centers. TCE utilizes the CaliforniaHealth+ clinic locator tool to help Californians find a place to Get Covered and Get Care.

2014

Payment Reform

CPCA and the State move forward with health plans on advancing payment reform in California with a pilot group of CPCA members.

Get Covered, Get Care Campaign

The California Endowment & CaliforniaHealth+ launch the Get Covered, Get Care campaign with billboards throughout the Central Valley & in the city of Los Angeles.

2016

CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates

CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates

CPCA forms CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates — created to advance the mission of community health centers through state and federal advocacy.

2017

CP3 Pilot Launch

CP3 Pilot Launch

Developed by CPCA, the Capitation Payment Preparedness Program (CP3) pilot launches to prepare FQHCs across California for payment reform through delivery system transformation.