December 2019

RALI CARES Trailer Comes to California

The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) continued its tour through California, stopping in San Benito to educate the community. Assemblymember Robert Rivas and Senator Anna Caballero were able to tour RALI CARES trailer, a hands-on tour of a mock teenager’s bedroom designed to educate about possible warning signs of drug use and/or misuse. Check out the news coverage from KSBW.

Open Enrollment Period for Covered California

Don’t forget that you have until January 15 for theCovered California open enrollment period, the time when you can enroll in a health plan for 2020. Visit

Time for Flu Vaccines

It is that time of year again, flue season. The first week of December we observed National Influenza Vaccination Week, reminding everyone 6 months and older that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. There are three actions you can take to protect yourself not too late to get a flu vaccine. There are three actions you can take to protect yourself this flu season:

  1. Get vaccinated
  2. Preventative steps
    • Practice good health habits like covering your cough and staying home from work when sick.
  3. Treatment
    • There are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat flu illness.

Learn more from the CDC.

Happy Holidays!

From the CPAT community, we wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season. We are looking forward to creating programming in 2020 that enables knowledge sharing between our CPAT partners and keep members up to date on all things healthcare and patient access in California.

Partner Highlight: FAIR Foundation

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The FAIR Foundation’s mission is to drive reforms through educational outreach and improve legislation in order to promote policies and activities that increase the availability, access and health equity of solid organ transplantation in the United States.

The FAIR Foundation is working to change USA organ-donor policy to make more organs available for transplant. This includes but is not limited to lifting the NOTA ban on compensation for living organ donors, living kidney donors in particular. They believe financial incentives for living kidney donors and the families of deceased donors will alleviate America’s organ-donor shortage.

They also provide educational/emotional support for liver and kidney patients and referral for transplant when appropriate.

Visit to learn more!