Advocacy & Policy Groups




Children and Youth Organizations

Children Now

Children’s Advocacy Institute

Children’s Defense Fund

Stand For Children

The Children’s Partnership

Communities of Color or Immigrant Organizations

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum 

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

California Black Health Network

California Black Women’s Health Project

California Immigrant Policy Center

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California


National Council of La Raza

National Immigration Law Center

Consumer and Social Welfare Groups

Alliance for Justice<

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Americans for Democratic Action

California Partnership

California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG)

The Greenlining Institute

US Action

Western Center on Law and Poverty

Disability Advocates

Disability Rights California

Disease-Related Patient Groups

American Cancer Society and the ACS Cancer Action Network (also see California ACS-CAN)

American Heart Association

American Lung Association-California

National MS Society

National MS Society-California Chapter

Faith-Based Groups

California Council of Churches

Pacific Institute for Community Organization (PICO)

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California

Foundations and Academic Institutions

The California Endowment

California HealthCare Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation

UC Berkeley Labor Center, Health Care Research

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Health Policy Organizations

California Health Report

Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University

Center for Policy Analysis

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Community Catalyst

Community Voices

Families USA

National Health Law Program, Inc.

Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center

Labor Groups


California Federation of Teachers

California Labor Federation

California Teachers Association

California School Employees Association


Service Employees International Union(SEIU)

SEIU State Council – California

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

Legal Services or Enrollment Assistance

California Rural Legal Assistance

Enrollment Counselors and Enrollment Entities (Covered California)

Health Consumer Alliance

Also see our Resources for Consumers

Safety-Net and Public Health Groups

American Public Health Association

California Association of Public Hospitals

California Primary Care Association

California Public Health Association- North

Community Health Councils, Inc.

National Association of Community Health Centers

National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

Southern California Public Health Association

Organizations for Seniors and Retired Californians


California Alliance for Retired Americans

Single-Payer Advocates

Health Care for All – California

Physicians for a National Health Program – California

Women’s Health Advocates

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

The above list may have gaps. If you would like to add your organization to this list, please contact Rachel Linn-Gish at