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Association of Regional Center Agencies
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Represents 21 regional centers in California that provide services and advocacy for more than 155,000 Californians with developmental disabilities.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
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Maintains information on all 1,400-plus nursing homes in California, including profiles of services, citations, complaints and deficiencies, as well as lists of nursing homes by county. The data comes from two sources: violations and certification data from the Department of Health Services ACLAIMS data system, and questionnaires sent by CANHR directly to facilities for information on services.

California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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A nonprofit organization representing California's 33 area agencies on aging. The association is an advocate for meeting the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities, with the purpose to implement the provisions and intent of the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy
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A nonpartisan nonprofit organization that raises awareness about critical public health issues and mobilizes communities to promote the establishment of effective state and local health policies.

California Coalition for Compassionate Care
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A statewide partnership of more than 35 regional and statewide organizations dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California.

California Commission on Aging
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Established in 1973 by the Burton Act, the Commission serves as "the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies relating to programs and services that affect older individuals."

California Courts Self-Help Center
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Information on free and low-cost legal help for seniors, elder abuse, protective orders and more.

California Department of Health Care Services
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Organized into seven programs: Health Information and Strategic Planning, Licensing and Certification, Medical Care Services, Office of Multicultural Health, Office of Women's Health, Prevention Services, and Primary Care and Family Health; and six support areas: Administration, Audits and Investigations, Civil Rights, Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Legal Services, and Public Affairs.

    Public Affairs
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    Communicates the essence and objectives of the department’s health service programs and to create a broad base of public and professional support.

California Disability Alliance
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CDA is a statewide, grassroots organization consisting of persons with disabilities and their supporters. Its membership has a broad agenda for promoting the health, independence and full community inclusion of persons with disabilities.

California Medical Association
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The state association’s online network of services.

California Paid Family Leave
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Provides information about the California Paid Family Leave Law. Beginning July 2004, California Workers may receive up to six weeks of paid leave per year to care for a new child or seriously ill family member.

California Senior Legislature
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A volunteer body whose primary mission is to gather ideas for legislation at the state and federal levels, craft the ideas into formal proposals, prioritize the proposals, present them to members of the Legislature or the Congress, and advocate for laws implementing the ideas.

California State Assembly
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Legislation, directory, caucuses

California State Senate
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Legislation, committees, caucuses

Disability Rights California
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Works in partnership with persons with disabilities - to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights.

Health Care for All- California
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Promotes comprehensive universal health care using a single payer public finance mechanism.

Public Health Institute
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Promotes health, well-being and quality of life for all people through research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and by building community partnerships.

Senior Legal Hotline
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Provides seniors with fast, accurate advice on any legal subject, by phone and Internet. The Hotline aims to empower callers to solve the problems they face, and when needed, it may offer limited extra assistance.

State Bar of California
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Web site of the State Bar.

Triple A Council on Aging
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Works to promote communication and collaboration among local advisory councils, and key state partners, to educate through the exchange of information, ideas, trends, and models of service delivery; advocate on issues of concern in local/state planning processes; and strengthen the advocacy effectiveness and leadership skills of local advisory councils.

 
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