CBHN 2013 Year in Review


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Ca Black Health Network Year in Review Presentation for Public. President & CEO Darcel Lee reviews the accomplishments of last year.

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CBHN 2013 Year in Review

  1. 1. CA Black Health Network CEO’s Report 2013 Year End Review January 31, 2014
  2. 2. Our Work is Driven by Vision and Mission VISION Healthy families in healthy communities throughout California. MISSION To improve the health status of people of African American and African descent in California and eliminate health disparities through legislative,
  4. 4. CBHN Core Values • Accountable We practice financial fitness ensuring stability, consistency and sustainability • Relevant We are contemporary in our approach to issues, ensuring our work is current, innovative when necessary, and steeped in communitybased need. • Integrity We say what we do and we do what we say with a steadfast adherence to principles. • Collaborative We embrace strategic alliances, align and integrate our work with others with shared vision and values. • Inclusive We incorporate diverse perspective into our work. We consider our social responsibility and we make informed decisions that are impactful
  5. 5. An Expanded Network in 2013 Government Individuals CBHN Corporate Community
  6. 6. CBHN 2013 Policy Agenda Prevention & Wellness Mental Wellness Health Reform Black Infant Health Boys & Men of Color Environmental Health Building healthy communities now and for the future.
  7. 7. Policy Accomplishments • 34 bills were monitored and tracked • 21 letters of support written on these issues: health reform, environmental health, boys and men of color and mental health • Testimony provided at 6 separate hearings • Participation in 16 Hearings and/or policy meetings • 12 speaking engagements on mental health, black infant health or health reform • One-on-one relationships built with key policy makers: • • • • • • • • • Senator Holly Mitchell Senator Curren Price Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan (Chair, Assembly Health) Assemblymember Roger Dickerson Assemblymember Steve Bradford Congressman Ami Bera Congresswoman Doris Matsui Mayor Kevin Johnson …and others
  8. 8. Policy/Advocacy Strategies 2013 Accomplished Strategies Strategies in the Making • Collaboration with Legislative Black Caucus Members • Partnership with National Council of Black State Legislators • Establishment of the CBHN Black Infant Health Alliance • Collaborative Grant Applications leading to funding for 10 statewide CBO’s and CBHN • Partnership with Golden State Medical Association on policy/advocacy issues • Participation in broad-based work groups addressing specific policy issues: • • • • Boys and Men of Color Black Infant Health Environmental/Energy Mental Health & Cultural Competency for African Americans • Partnership with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on Health Agenda • Partnership conversatrions with Debbie Raphael, Director, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) • Resource to the Congressional Black Caucus on ACA implementation issues • Colors of Commitment Movement to be expanded and promoted. Goal: 5000 wristbands distributed across the sate by 2015. • Developing a national model for addressing prevention/wellness strategies and associated policy implications in the Faith-based community
  9. 9. 2013 Additional Milestones • Expanded the CBHN Board of Directors • BIH Golf Tournament • Colors of Commitment health initiative expanded – 2000 wristbands distributed! • Heroes in Health Awards Gala • Covered CA Contract • Calvin Freeman’s Recognition/Retirement • Alere, Inc. Contract • New CBHN Offices – Lease signed • Faith-based Prevention/Wellness Policy Initiative • Employee Handbook completed • California Institute of Mental Health Contracts (Webinars & Keynote Speaking) • Financial Policies Handbook completed • CARES Campaign • New Accounting Systems Implemented • San Francisco LINKS, Inc. Town Hall on Health Reform • Major IT improvements including tools designed to improve employee efficiency and productivity • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s ACA Day • Congressional Black Caucus Forum on African American Physician's under the ACA • Community Health Charities Board of Directors • Tentative “partnership” with Association of Black Women’s Physicians • Appointment to the First 5 Commission Steering Committee • Tentative partnership with John Hopkins University School of Public Health around the integration of environmental health and prevention and wellness policy. • Social Media Upgrade & Expansion • Website Upgrades • Online Fund Development Implemented • Environmental Electronic Waste Program implemented • Drafted Environmental Health White Paper
  10. 10. The CBHN/Alere Faith-based Policy Initiative • $100,000 Grant • A model for behavioral change • Involved 6 churches • 125 participants • Data collection to support prevention/wellness policy initiative • White paper being drafted to outline policy implications • TCE’s Dr. Robert Ross has indicated keen interest in this project. Proposed meeting between Alere and TCE being coordinated. • President of Alere, Inc. committed to expanding and supporting additional work Dave Scott, Ph.D. Founder & Chief Scientific Officer Ron Zwanziger, Chair man, CEO & President
  11. 11. COVERED CALIFORNIA Awarded to CBHN: $1 Million to conduct Statewide Education and Outreach on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California www.coveredca.com
  12. 12. CA Black Health Network Building healthy families in healthy communities throughout California           Center of Praise Center for Community Health & Well Being Black Women for Wellness Bay Area Black United Fund San Diego Black Health Associates Images Production Company Sacramento Cultural Hub Health & Human Resource Education Center The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation Great Beginnings for Black Babies CBHN Partners: Together We are Covered California getcovered@cablackhealthnetwork.org
  13. 13. CBHN Collaborates on Black Infant Health CBHN Formed Collaborative to address Black Infant Health in Sacramento County & won a First 5 Grant for $750,000 Collaboration includes: • The Birthing Project USA • Center of Praise • 6 other Sacramento County Churches • Former SisterFriends Inspired by the CBHN Black Infant Health Policy Alliance
  14. 14. 2013 – 7 New Staff & Contract Positions! Roger Bartlett, Director Business Services Tara Lynn Gray, Director Marketing & Communications Stacy Jones, Project Manager Health Initiatives & Special Events Veronica Williams, Admin Assistant for ACA Cynthia Kennedy, Project Manager for ACA Project Leonard Robinson Environmental Policy Cons. Kondwani Crawford Graphic Designer Keneisha Moore Intern
  15. 15. And…just so you know…2 more in 2014 Ann Patchen Executive Assistant Tranisha Agee Director Policy & Fund Development
  16. 16. CBHN Board of Directors ACA PM Cynthia Kennedy President/CEO B. Darcel Lee Speakers Bureau Board Liasion Coordinator Betty Williams Subcontractors Admin Veronica Williams Intern Executive Assistant Ann Patchen Policy/ Development Director Tranisha Agee Communications/ Marketing Director Tara Lynn Gray Business Services Director Roger Bartlett Black Infant Health PM Health Initiatives/ Special Events PM Stacy Jones Associate Accountant William E. Harris Mental Wellness PM Wenonah Valentine Graphic Designer Kondwani Crawford Facilities Environmental Health PM Leonard Robinson Web Developer TBD HR Media TBD Insurance Analyst/Intern Keneisha Moore
  17. 17. CBHN Volunteer/Intern Opportunities Work with staff in the CBHN Sacramento Office Analyze legislation and policy documents Attend Hearings and CC Board Meetings and make reports. Research for White Papers Assist with expanding CBHN social media opportunities Assist with event planning and event execution Writing and developing content for CBHN publications
  18. 18. 2014 A Year for Advancement and Opportunity • CBHN will be a valued resource of data and information on African American health and policy issues. • CBHN will be a “VOICE” for those who have no voice. • CBHN will lead efforts to provide access to care and to eliminate health disparities in African American communities.
  19. 19. Key Dates for Meetings and Events in 2014 April 29 CBHN Biannual Policy & Leadership Forum Building Healthy African American Families from Beginning to End /Embassy Suites, Monterey April 28 Annual BIH Golf Tournament Pasadera Country Club, Monterey, CA February 10-14 Black Infant Health Move on the Capitol CBHN Heroes in Health Awards Gala October 25, 2014/Location TBD
  20. 20. Join the CBHN Network Connect with CBHN www.cablackhealthnetwork.org Telephone 916-333-0613 Building healthy communities now and for the future.