Behavioral Health                                                                              Reports to Govt. Programs

Chair: Robin Affrime, CEO, CommuniCare

Staff: Liz Oseguera

Support Staff: Daisy Po’oi

  • Monitor implementation of the behavioral health Medi-Cal managed care carve in and address outstanding issues with the system transition as they arise
  • Keep members informed of the moving parts in the behavioral health expansion and identify ways to improve the system of care
  • Monitor the development and implementation of the 1115 Waiver Drug Medi-Cal amendment and report to 1115 Waiver work group
  • Inform policy recommendations and priorities related to behavioral health integration



Chair: Sherry Hirota, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Health Services

Staff: Liz Oseguera

Support Staff: Daisy Po’oi

  • Gather member feedback on training materials and resources that CPCA is developing to provide health centers with information on how to protect themselves, and their patients, from immigration enforcement.
  • Review and discuss policy issues impacting immigrant patients and their providers, including executive orders signed by the president and legislative or regulatory changes made to federal or state laws.
  • Discuss the concerns and questions that members have regarding immigration.
  • Provide a platform where members can exchange resources and thoughts on how to address patient and clinic concerns regarding immigration.


Licensing                                                                                           Reports to Govt. Programs

Chair: Tracy Ream, CEO, Neighborhood Healthcare       

Staff: Ben Avey

Support Staff: Kelley Aldrich

  • Identify health center challenges related to licensure, including the application process and requirements, and solutions to mitigate such challenges
    • Mitigation efforts may include seeking clarification and/or negotiating with CDPH, challenging existing requirements through the state’s regulation process, and when necessary, supporting legislation to change the law


SQIC (Statewide Quality Improvement Committee)          

Chair:  Steve Ghidinelli, Associate Site Director, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers

Staff: Allie Budenz

Support Staff: Charlotte Reische

  • Map out and guide a state-wide quality improvement (QI) vision
  • Provide the infrastructure that is needed for a state-wide QI framework
  • Create a state-wide work plan


Wrap Cap Pilots

Chair: Ralph Silber, ED, Alameda Health Consortium

Staff: Andie Patterson

Support Staff: Daisy Po’oi

  • Develop the wrap cap PMPM rate
  • Strategize how to partner with health plans and the Department of Health Care Services
  • Prepare for the necessary internal practice transitions necessary to implement a model that removes the face to face visit requirement
  • (Comprised of members who are interested in constructing and participating in a payment reform demonstration)


CPCA Peer Networks

CPCA hosts and convenes a number of peer networks for clinic staff from across various disciplines. These peer networks provide an opportunity to exchange valuable information, share best practice and templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.


Interested in Becoming the Official Sponsor of a CPCA Peer Network?

CPCA Peer Networks are highly effective regularly hosted venues for individuals within CPCA’s membership to discuss common issues specific to their roles within their organizations. Meeting regularly in-person or via WebEx, frequent e-blasts are sent to these groups with targeted updates relevant to the interests of these specific groups.  CPCA is currently offering opportunities to sponsor the following Peer networks:

340B Peer Network meets to discuss legislative efforts pertaining to 340B, addresses questions and research pertaining to compliance and shares 340B tools, expertise, and training resources.

Behavioral Health Peer Network meets in-person quarterly to discuss strategies to improve access to BH services; to inform policy recommendations and priorities related to BH; share learning opportunities regarding provision of BH services in primary care settings.

Billing Managers Peer Network focuses on topics of interest to all Billing Managers and Supervisors. The Network shares ideas, concerns, current billing events, and best practices.

• Clinic Emergency Preparedness Peer Network (CEPPN) is committed to sharing resources and tools to enchance CCHC EP and response capacity.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peer Network meets quarterly to exchange valuable information, share best practices, templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.

Compliance Officer Peer Network (COPN) educates members through peer review on the latest news and information from the world of compliance and regulatory governance. Our discussions will keep you up-to-date on the most pressing regulatory compliance issues while providing timely and informative updates on compliance trends.

• Consortia Policy Group (CPG) meets quarterly in-person and is comprised of the consortia policy staff and CPCA policy staff. The focus of the CPG is to share information, network, and to develop coordinated statewide strategies on local, state, and federal legislative and budget issues affecting CCHCs. CPCA hosts two retreats for the CPG and four in-person meetings per year.

Dental Directors Peer Network was developed to bring dental directors and staff from CCHCs and Indian health clinics across the state together to share and develop innovative strategies for community oral health and provide support to one another. Experts in the field of oral health present cutting edge strategies and CEUs are often available for attendance.

Health Information Technology (HIT) Peer Network discusses issues pertaining to health information exchange, EHRs, meaningful use, and telehealth/broadband.

Human Resources Peer Network (HRPN) provides a place where HR staff can raise questions with their peers and share individual approaches to employee issues and best practices.

Marketing & Communications Peer Network shares information related to public relations, media outreach, marketing, development and fundraising efforts at CCHCs. This is an opportunity to share and develop best practices in these areas and learn from each other in a variety of areas related to internal and external communications.

• Outreach and Enrollment Peer Network provides an ongoing opportunity for OE staff to share struggles and successes, tools and resources, as well as receive statewide and federal updates from CPCA staff. The outreach and enrollment peer network is critical in empowering CCHCs and their CECs so that they can better serve their patients in completing the enrollment process.

Patient Centered Health Home (PCHH) Peer Network discusses issues pertaining to section 2703, advocacacy for CCHC integration within SHCIP and CalSIM, relevant legislation, identifying key elements and costs, finding and advocating for long-term funding models, sharing best practices, development of partnerships and program evaluation.

Public Affairs Peer Network is intended for staff at health centers and consortia who focus on public affairs (advocacy, government relations, community relations) to have a forum to share best practices, network, and support the growth and development of an advocacy infrasturcture within all health centers. 

Residency Peer Network provides a learning environment where residency directors and health center leaders can share successes and challenges, tools and resources to improve, expand or launch a teaching health center or other residency models; disseminate and discuss key policy and regulatory challenges that imapct graduate medical education and residency models; and gauge trends on issues and solutions to be used to enhance the TA and programmatic offerings at CPCA.


Bronze Level Annual Sponsorship of Peer Networks For more information regarding sponsoring a Peer Network or any other sponsorship opportunities, please contact us via e-mail at

2017 Annual Sponsors