We discussed #Out4MentalHealth trainings in 2018-2019 and updates on how to join #Care4AllCalifornia Convenings to help improve access to health care to all Californians.
We discussed federal policy updates on the proposed Public Charge Rule, Title IX and section 1557, as well as Open Enrollment and national enrollment resources through Out2Enroll.
An update on #Care4AllCA bills on the Governor’s desk and a proposed merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives that could threaten access to transition-related care, comprehensive reproductive health care, and LGBTQ-affirming services.
We discussed the greatest barriers to accessing LGBTQ-affirming mental health care in our communities and what programs are working, to address LGBTQ mental health needs.
Updates on federal and state policy and information on how to support inclusive sexual education.
The June Network Call featured a presentation from Gil Duran, from the Department of Managed Health Care. Gil shared information about the Department’s role in regulating health care plans, California’s guarantee of access to transition-related health care, and how to appeal a denial of care. We also reviewed the final week to pass legislation out of its house of origin, the budget, and administrative advocacy.
An update on sate and federal policy, LGBTQ priorities in the California budget, and #Out4MentalHealth activities including the State Suicide Prevention Subcommittee, Regional Task Forces, and Fiscal Reversion Plans.
An update on the Religious Refusal Rule, tips and tools to get engaged and submit your comments, and updates from our #Out4MentalHealth Town Halls.
Updates for legislative advocates on 2018 legislation impacting LGBTQ health, including an ambitious package of bills to get California to universal health care.
We heard from Jim Keddy with Youth Forward, and discussed opportunities to increase access to LGBTQ substance prevention, early intervention, and treatment services in the wake of Proposition 64 and the legalization of marijuana.