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California Health Advocates
www.cahealthadvocates.org
Health The Part D bulletin board is your place to swap information about what’s going on in a brand new benefits year. Here is a place to ask questions and hear from your colleagues, a place to provide tips about what you have learned that could benefit other advocates’ activities elsewhere in California.
California Housing Law Project
http://www.housingadvocates.org/
Housing, Legislation and Public Policy Works to include funding for affordable and supportive housing in the state budget.
California Legislative History
http://library.uchastings.edu/library/index.html
Legislation and Public Policy Research guide has useful information on how to research California legislative history. Click on Research Guides and then on Calif. Legislative History.
California Memorial Project, The
http://www.californiaclients.org/projects/ca_mem_description.cfm
Mental Health The California Memorial Project is a collaborative effort between the Peer/Self-Advocacy Unit at Protection & Advocacy, Inc., the California Network of Mental Health Clients, and Capital People First and other local people first chapters. People with developmental and mental disabilities share a common history at state institutions. Our movements share many common issues, principles, and beliefs. This is an opportunity to reclaim our history at state institutions in California. It is critical that people who have lived in state institutions lead the way to bring honor and dignity to those who have died in a state hospital. It is their voices and experiences that should guide this project.
California NAMI
http://www.namicalifornia.org/index.aspx
Mental Health Advocates on mental health issues.
California Network of Mental Health Clients
http://www.californiaclients.org/index.cfm
Mental Health, Legislation and Public Policy The California Network of Mental Health Clients (CNMHC) is a solely consumer-run organization whose membership consists of affiliates and individuals throughout the State. It provides a statewide advocacy voice for California's mental health consumers. The CNMHC is a critical participant, stakeholder, and advocacy agent in all statewide mental health policy processes. CNMHC also lends critical support to self help and mutual support groups and programs throughout the state.
California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH): Special Education Decisions and Orders
http://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SpecialEducation/searchDO.aspx
Education and Special Education Search for special eduction due process hearings and orders.
California Olmstead Final Report
http://www.momentumformentalhealth.org/document.doc?id=65
Legislation and Public Policy Recommended next steps to advance California's implementation of the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision
California Patient's Guide
http://www.calpatientguide.org/
Health CA Patient's Guide is from the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), California's HMO watchdog agency. Designed to help consumers and advocates deal with HMO problems.
California State Assembly
http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/defaulttext.asp
Legislation and Public Policy Home of the California Assembly
California State Dept of Mental Health
www.dmh.cahwnet.gov/
Mental Health, Government Agency The California Department of Mental Health, entrusted with leadership of the California mental health system, ensures through partnerships the availability and accessibility of effective, efficient, culturally competent services. This is accomplished by advocacy, education, innovation, outreach, understanding, oversight, monitoring, quality improvement, and the provision of direct services.
California State Senate
http://www.senate.ca.gov/
Legislation and Public Policy Home of the California Senate
California Voter
http://www.calvoter.org/
Legislation and Public Policy Offers links to California ballot propositions and candidates for office. It also has links to the California Legislature for a look at the Senate and Assembly, current legislation, a glossary legislative terms, rules, calendars, contributions, news releases, and district maps.
Californians for Disability Rights
http://www.disabilityrights-cdr.org/
Advocacy Advocating for access, justice, equality and independence
CalMedicare.org
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/
Health, Benefits A free public service for California Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and friends. Information about the Medicare program in California, as well as the options for covering health costs not paid for by Medicare.
CalStat
http://calstat.org/transitionGuide.html
Tranistion, On-Line Training Training Modules for the Transition to Adult Living
CAMEO
http://www.microbiz.org/
Employment CAMEO is a statewide association of organizations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to furthering microenterprise development in California.
CAMHPRA - California Association of Mental Health Patients Rights Advocates
http://www.angelfire.com/on2/camhpra/index.html
Mental Health, Legislation and Public Policy The Internet door to patients' rights. CAMHPRA supports county patients' rights advocates and promotes public policy that protects the rights and well being of mental health consumers.
Caminar
http://www.caminarinc.org/
2 Butte Recreation and Leisure Caminar provides a community based recreational and social connection opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities ages 50 and above. They are dedicated to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to live with dignity and independence.
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
http://www.cdss.ca/
Disability Organization Canadian Down Syndrome Society