If you are a CPCA Member and would like to be added to a Workgroup, please email Glenna Davido at gdavido@cpca.org

ROLE: To handle unanticipated, time-sensitive issues that warrant short-term management and resolution. Once resolved, the workgroup(s) would discontinue.

  • Workgroups meet as determined by the Chair and staff; sometimes monthly or quarterly depending on the groups’ needs.

Climate Change Workgroup (reports to Legislative/Regulatory Committee)

Co-Chairs: Yohanna Barth-Rogers, MD, CMO, UMMA Clinic AND Marty Lynch, PhD, CEO Emeritus, Lifelong Medical Care
Staff: Amanda Carbajal, Associate Director of Health Center Operations
Support Staff: Denise Alfaro, Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Help CPCA members understand the impact of climate change on their health centers and communities.
  • Gather and disseminate information on clinical interventions and health center redesign options.
  • Work to eliminate health inequities experienced by our diverse patients and caused by climate change.
  • Meet with other climate change and health organizations to understand the field and forge partnerships.
  • Monitor climate change and health policy and legislation and make recommendations on these issues o the CPCA Legislative and Government Programs Committees.

Direct Payment Workgroup (reports to Legislative/Regulatory Committee)

Chair: Dean Germano, CEO, Shasta Health
Staff: Liz Oseguera, Assistant Director, Policy
Support Staff: Marisa Melendez, Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Forum to work through the details with DHCS on how the distribution of the Supplemental Payment Pool (SPP) works and then monitor the progress of the SPP
  • Inform the methodology and the structure of the Equity Redistribution structure and help to ensure as many Community Health Centers (CHCs) are participating as possible.
  • Prepare for the future of the SPP and strategize how to grow the SPP fund

Licensing/OSHPD 3 Workgroup (reports to Legislative/Regulatory Committee)

Chair: Brandon Thornock, COO, Shasta Community Health Center
Staff: Elle Grant, Sr. Program Coordinator
Support Staff: Denise Alfaro, Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Identify health center challenges related to licensure and Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) building standards, including the application process and requirements, and solutions to mitigate such challenges
  • Mitigation efforts may include seeking clarification and/or negotiating with the Department of Public Health (CDPH) and DHCAI, challenging existing requirements through the state’s regulation process, and when necessary, supporting legislation to change the law

PPS Modernization Workgroup (reports to Legislative/Regulatory Committee)

Chair: Christy Ward, CEO, ShareOurSelves
Staff: Allie Budenz, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance
Support Staff: Charlotte Reische, Sr. Administrative Coordinator

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

Supporting Black Communities Workgroup (reports to SPARC)

Chair: Hakeem O. Adeniyi, Jr., MD, CMO, Sacramento Native American Health Center
Staff: Buddy Orange, SVP of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
          Lizbeth Bayardo, Assistant Director of Leadership Equity

Support Staff: LaSonja Hill, Administrative Assistant

  • Keep members informed of CPCA’s activities to address the health inequities and social disparities black communities are facing, including activities with state and federal partners.
  • Monitor policy developments relating to addressing the health and social inequities facing black communities and policies that uplift the health and well-being of black communities
  • Inform CPCA policy recommendations and priorities to meet the needs of, and support, black communities