The advocacy work of the California Black Health Network (CBHN) relies on the support of generous donors, fundraising events, and a limited number of other sources that constitute “unrestricted funds.” In California, we live in an environment of reduced and limited resources. These restraints have severely impacted the very programs that were and are designed to care for the State’s vulnerable populations, including African Americans.
Your support is vitality important to ensuring that the advocacy and policy work of the California Black Health Network continues. It is our goal to be a respected and assertive voice on behalf of the needs and concerns of California’s African American communities. CBHN sincerely thanks you for your ongoing generosity.
Celebrate the ACA with CBHN All Year Long – Here’s How
Study-up on the ACA by using this tool from HealthCare.gov – “African Americans - The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act.” Also keep this handy report published by Health Access. It reviews the accomplishments of the ACA over the past 3 years. You can use it as a guide for understanding the benefits of the law.
Attend at least 3 community health events between now and January 1, 2014. Become more involved in health screenings, understanding prevention and wellness and learning about healthy lifestyle changes. The family who learns together will be healthy together!
Participate in the CBHN “Each One Teach One Campaign”: During the rest of this year through January 1, 2014, share your knowledge of the Affordable Care Act with a friend or colleague or family member. Create opportunities to talk about the ACA and if someone doesn’t have insurance or is in need of care, send them to CBHN by having them call: (916) 333-0613. The more people who know and understand the ACA, the healthier your community will become.
Create a health challenge in your school, church, neighborhood, or within your family unit. Challenge others to learn more about the ACA and to engage in a “Race for Healthy Weight.” This means eating healthy, exercising regularly, and drinking more water in place of sugary sweet beverages. The Affordable Care Act emphasizes prevention and well-being. Celebrate its provision for health screenings by challenging your friends, family, or colleagues to join you in building a healthy community.
Visit the Colors of Commitment Page on the CBHN website and tell us your story of how the Affordable Care Act is helping you, your family, a friend, or a colleague to build a healthy community. We are collecting these stories to share on our Website so tell us yours. Click here for ideas and tell us your story now: http://cablackhealthnetwork.org/story