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Check out our list of California State Advocacy Resources below.

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Help us advocate for the rights of patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Work with us at community, state and federal levels in support of reforms and legislation aimed at advancing patient access to and affordability of healthcare. Join here, we’ll send actions you can take for your state.

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Advisory and Advocacy Resources And Councils

Self Advocates Advisory Committee https://scdd.ca.gov/self_advocates_advisory_committee/

CAL RARE https://rareadvocates.org/states/california/

DUR Board https://medi-calrx.dhcs.ca.gov/provider/drug-utilization-review/

Patient Rights Resources https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/what-we-do/programs/california-office-of-patients-rights-copr

Key Agencies and Contacts

Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara – ricardo.lara@insurance.ca.gov

Department of Insurance – https://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/101-help/ 

Board of Pharmacy –  Executive Director – Anne Sodergren – anne.Sodergren@dca.ca.gov

Health & Human Services (Medicaid and CHIP) – https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal

Director of DHCS – Michelle Baass – michelle.baass@dhcs.ca.gov

Department of State Health Services – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/

COVID-19 Resources – https://covid19.ca.gov/

State Legislative Calendar – https://www.senate.ca.gov/legdeadlines

State Legislative Website – http://www.legislature.ca.gov/

DUR Board – https://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/prescribed_drug/board.shtml

Patient Rights resources – http://www.floridahealth.gov/about/patient-rights-and-safety/index.html

Insurance Commissioner  – Michael Yaworsky – michael.yaworsky@floir.com

Department of Insurance – https://floir.com/about-us/contact-us

Board of Pharmacy Executive Director – Jessica Sapp – Jessica.Sapp@Flhealth.gov

Health & Human Services (Medicaid and CHIP) – https://ahca.myflorida.com/

Department of State Health Services – http://www.floridahealth.gov/

COVID-19 Resources – https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

State Legislative Calendar – https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Calendar/2023/Session%20Dates%202022-12-01%20082214.PDF

State Legislative Website – https://www.flsenate.gov/ & https://myfloridahouse.gov/