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We believe that no one should suffer or die from a treatable condition. We believe in supporting Californians with what they need to stay healthy. However, when local, state, and federal health programs are threatened, this puts the well-being of California’s immigrant communities at risk. By working with coalitions of advocates, state departments, stakeholders, and community members, CIPC has helped champion policies on health and human services. Together we can uplift the principle that health is a human right.


"Public Charge" and Protecting Families

Fighting against a discriminatory “public charge” rule that would harm immigrant families.

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Health For All

Working to expand health care to all Californians, regardless of immigration status.

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Health4All Kids

Through a historic state budget investment, California has expanded comprehensive Medi-Cal to low-income undocumented children.

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Affordable Care Act

Preserving and expanding health coverage through Medi-Cal and Covered California.

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Public Benefits

Supporting Californians with what they need to stay healthy, including access to vital programs like CAPI and CFAP.

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Health Know Your Rights

Health: Know Your Rights! - CIPC , The California Endowment (Video)

Conozca Sus Derechos de Salud! - CIPC, The California Endowment (Video)

The Right To Thrive: Immigrant Voices in Healthcare

Part 1: Isabella's Story (Video)

Part 2: Jose's Story (Video)

Part 3: Hanifa's Story (Video)


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Dar
Health Policy Manager

For media inquiries, please contact:

Carolina Gamero
Senior Communications Specialist