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    State and National Resource Links

    100% Campaign
    The 100% Campaign is a collaborative effort of Children Now, Children's Defense Fund and The Children's Partnership, with primary support from The California Endowment.
    www.100percentcampaign.org
    AARP California
    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

    www.aarp.org/states/ca/
    Advancement Project
    The Advancement Project is an innovative civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” that advances universal opportunity and a just democracy for those left behind in America.
    www.advancementproject.org
    Bay Area Council
    The Bay Area Council mobilizes business leadership on the key issues that affect the business climate and quality of life in the region.
    www.bayareacouncil.org
    California Children’s Health Initiatives
    California Children’s Health Initiatives are a collaboration of local Children’s Health Initiatives in 30 counties across the state.  The CHIs work to enroll children without insurance into public programs, such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.
    www.cchi4kids.org

    California Association for the Education of Young Children
    The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession.
    http://caeyc.org

    California Association of Public Hospitals and Healthy Systems
    CAPH is a statewide trade association representing 19 public and not-for profit hospitals, academic medical centers and comprehensive health care systems working on the front lines of health care in California.
    www.caph.org
    California Budget Project
    The California Budget Project engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.
    www.cbp.org
    California Business for Education Excellence
    The CBEE is focused on improving individual student achievement and giving a voice to those that are raising academic achievement and closing achievement gaps.
    www.cbeefoundation.org
    California Business Roundtable
    The California Business Roundtable is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization composed of chief executive officers of leading California businesses. Since 1976, the Roundtable has provided essential leadership on high-priority public policy issues.
    www.cbrt.org
    California Chamber of Commerce
    The California Chamber of Commerce has worked to make California a better place to do business by giving private-sector employers a voice in state politics and providing a full range of California-specific products and services.
    www.calchamber.com
    California Coalition for Compassionate Care
    The California Coalition for Compassionate Care is a statewide partnership of more than 60 regional and statewide organizations dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California.
    www.finalchoices.calhealth.org
    California Dental Association
    The California Dental Association is the recognized leader for excellence in member services and advocacy promoting oral health and the profession of dentistry.
    www.cda.org
    California Hospital Association
    Based in Sacramento, CHA is the statewide leader representing the interests of hospitals and health systems in California.
    www.calhealth.org
    California Institute for Mental Health
    The California Institute for Mental Health was established in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development.
    www.cimh.org
    California Kids
    California Kids is a non-profit organization, partnering with corporations, private industry, foundations, health care providers and community organizations in order to provide uninsured children access to basic health care services.
    www.californiakids.org
    California Medical Association
    The California Medical Association is dedicated to the promotion of the science and art of medicine, protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession.
    www.cmanet.org
    California NAACP
    The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice.
    http://californianaacp.org
    California Nurses Association
    The California Nurses Association is a leading national advocate for universal healthcare reform, through a single-payer style system based on an improved and expanded Medicare for all.
    www.calnurses.org

    California Primary Care Association
    California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is the statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California community clinics and health centers and their patients.
    www.cpca.org

    California School-Age Consortium
    The California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) provides training and advocacy for afterschool and out-of-school time professionals throughout California.
    www.calsac.org

    Child Action Inc.
    Child Action, Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation created in 1976 to provide for the education and social welfare of children and families by organizing, sponsoring and administering services to children.
    www.childaction.org
    Child Care Resource Center
    The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is a private, not-for-profit agency dedicated to the promotion of higher standards in child care and early education through the quality, support, developmentand education of children, parents, providers and the community.
    www.ccrcla.org
    Child Development Policy Institute
    The Child Development Policy Institute (CDPI) is a non-partisan, independent organization whose mission is to help establish sound public policy that benefits the children of California.
    www.cdpi.net

    Children’s Defense Fund
    The Children’s Defense Fund has challenged the United States to raise its standards by improving policies and programs for children.
    www.childrensdefense.org

    Children Now
    Children Now has met the needs of children with a successful combination of research and advocacy.
     
    www.childrennow.org
    Common Cause California
    Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. 
    www.commoncause.org
    Consumer’s Union
    The Consumers Union is an independent, nonprofit organization that was established to work for a fair and safe marketplace for consumers.
    www.consumersunion.org
    Gray Panthers California
    The Gray Panthers work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
    http://graypanthers.org

    Health Access California
    Health Access California is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, advocating for the goal of quality, affordable health care for all Californians.
    www.health-access.org

    Health Care for All California
    Health Care for All California regards health care as a human right and is dedicated to ensuring that all Californians have comprehensive, reliable, and affordable health insurance.
    www.healthcareforall.org
    Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
    The Health Policy Institute consists of faculty and staff from various disciplines, who conduct research on key issues surrounding health policy and health services. 
    http://hpi.georgetown.edu
    Insure the Uninsured Project
    ITUP identifies, assists, and promotes approaches to expand health care coverage for the nearly 6.6 million uninsured Californians.
    http://itup.org

    Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
    The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is the only statewide organization with a specific emphasis on Latino health. 
    www.lchc.org

    Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
    Mathematica Policy Research Inc. provides services such as, survey and evaluation design, data collection, statistical services, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interpretation and dissemination of research findings to its clients. 
    www.mathematica-mpr.com
    National Academy for State Health Policy
    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers working to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.
    www.nashp.org
    National Conference of State Legislatures
    The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of all 50 U.S. states, its commonwealths, and territories, by providing research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange their ideas.
    www.ncsl.org
    National Immigration Law Center
    The National Immigration Law Center works to protect and promote the rights of low income immigrants and their family members. 
    www.nilc.org
    National Institute for Early Education Research
    The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children.
    http://nieer.org
    PICO California
    PICO seeks to create new public policies and to change existing public policies in health care, education, housing, fair wages, immigration and other areas that emerge as priorities from our member congregations.
    www.picocalifornia.org
    Prevention Institute
    Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to address complex health and social issues.
    www.preventioninstitute.org

    The Children’s Partnership
    The Children’s Partnership is a national non-profit, non-partisan child advocacy organization which focuses on securing health coverage for uninsured children.
    www.childrenspartnership.org 

    RAND Corporation
    The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND’s mission is to improve policy through research and analysis.
    www.rand.org
    Small Business Majority
    The Small Business Majority is a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on solving the single biggest problem facing America’s 27 million small businesses: the skyrocketing cost of providing healthcare to employees.
    http://smallbusinessmajority.org
    United Ways California
    United Ways of California works with members of the state legislature, the administration and our Senate and Congress members, as well as constituents throughout the State, to achieve our shared goals for the people of California. 
    www.unitedwaysca.org
    Urban Institute
    The Urban Institute is aimed at fostering sound public policy and effective government through    analyzing policies, evaluating programs, and informing community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being.
    www.urban.org

    Links - California State Directory

    Aging, Department of

    www.aging.ca.gov

    Food and Agriculture, Department of

    www.cdfa.ca.gov

    Alcohol and Drug Programs, Department of
    *Information on the ADP website is currently being held on the Department of Health Services website.  For more information, call ADP at 916-445-0834

    http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/

    Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency

    http://www.calsta.ca.gov/

    California Environmental Protection Agency

    www.calepa.ca.gov

    California Highway Patrol

    www.chp.ca.gov

    California State Association of Counties

    www.csac.counties.org

    California State University

    www.calstate.edu

    Child Support Services, Department of

    www.childsup.ca.gov

    Children and Families Commission

    www.ccfc.ca.gov

    Community Services and Development, Department of

    www.csd.ca.gov

    Conservation, Department of

    www.conservation.ca.gov

    Consumer Affairs, Department of

    www.dca.ca.gov

    Controller’s Office, California State

    www.sco.ca.gov

    Corporations, Department of

    www.corp.ca.gov

    Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

    www.cdcr.ca.gov

    Developmental Services, Department of

    www.dds.ca.gov

    Motor Vehicles, Department of

    www.dmv.ca.gov

    Education, Department of

    www.cde.ca.gov

    Emergency Medical Services Authority

    www.emsa.ca.gov

    Employment Development Department

    www.edd.ca.gov

    Fair Employment and Housing, Department of

    www.dfeh.ca.gov

    Fair Political Practices Commission

    www.fppc.ca.gov

    Finance, Department of

    www.dof.ca.gov

    Financial Institutions, Department of

    www.dfi.ca.gov

    Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

    www.calfire.ca.gov

    Franchise Tax Board

    www.ftb.ca.gov

    General Services, Department of

    www.dgs.ca.gov

    Governor’s Office

    gov.ca.gov

    Health and Human Services Agency

    www.chhs.ca.gov

    Health Care Services, Department of

    www.dhcs.ca.gov

    Healthy Families Program

    www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov

    Housing and Community Development, Department of

    www.hcd.ca.gov

    Industrial Relations, Department of

    www.dir.ca.gov

    Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank

    www.ibank.ca.gov

    Inspector General, Office of

    www.oig.ca.gov

    Insurance, Department of

    www.insurance.ca.gov

    Integrated Waste Management Board

    www.ciwmb.ca.gov

    Labor and Workforce Development Agency

    www.labor.ca.gov

    Library, California State

    www.library.ca.gov

    Lieutenant Governor, Office of

    www.ltg.ca.gov

    Little Hoover Commission

    www.lhc.ca.gov

    Lottery, California State

    www.calottery.com

    Managed Health Care, Department of

    www.dmhc.ca.gov

    Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board

    www.mrmib.ca.gov

    Mental Health, Department of

    www.dmh.ca.gov

    Patient Advocate, Office of the

    www.opa.ca.gov

    Personnel Administration, Department of

    www.dpa.ca.gov

    Pesticide Regulation, Department of

    www.cdpr.ca.gov

    Public Health, Department of

    www.cdph.ca.gov

    State Publishing, Office of

    www.osp.dgs.ca.gov

    Real Estate, Department of

    www.dre.ca.gov

    Rehabilitation, Department of

    www.rehab.ca.gov

    Secretary of State

    www.sos.ca.gov

    Social Services, Department of

    www.cdss.ca.gov

    State and Consumer Services Agency

    www.scsa.ca.gov

    Statewide Health Planning and Development, Office of

    www.oshpd.ca.gov

    Supreme Court of California

    www.courtinfo.ca.gov

    Technology Services, Department of

    www.dts.ca.gov

    Toxic Substance Control, Department of

    www.dtsc.ca.gov

    Transportation, Department of

    www.dot.ca.gov

    Treasurer, State

    www.treasurer.ca.gov

    Veteran Affairs, Department of

    www.cdva.ca.gov

    Water Resources, Department of www.water.ca.gov
       

    Links (California State Legislature)

     

    Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

    http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/apilegcaucus/

    Assembly, California State

    www.asm.ca.gov

    Assembly Democratic Caucus

    http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov

    Assembly Republican Caucus

    http://republican.assembly.ca.gov

    Latino Legislative Caucus

    http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/latinocaucus/

    Legislative Analyst’s Office

    www.lao.ca.gov

    Legislative Black Caucus

    http://www.assembly.ca.gov/lbcweb/

    Legislative Counsel

    www.legislativecounsel.ca.gov

    Legislative Information

    www.leginfo.ca.gov

    Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus

    http://www.assembly.ca.gov/LGBT_Caucus/

    Legislature, California State

    www.legislature.ca.gov

    Legislature Internet Caucus

    http://www.sen.ca.gov/CLIC/

    Senate, California State

    www.sen.ca.gov

    Senate Office of Research

    www.sor.govoffice3.com

    Senate Democratic Caucus

    http://democrats.senate.gov/

    Senate Republican Caucus

    http://cssrc.us/


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