LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2014) – LA’s nonprofit Community Clinics and Health Centers begin a series of events today in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Community Clinic Association of LA County (CCALAC). The focus of the events highlight CCALAC’s two decades of collective advocacy for access to quality, comprehensive health care services for the underserved residents of LA County.
The celebration begins at 9:30 am with a presentation by the LA County Board of Supervisors, followed by a celebration at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. The event will feature guest speaker Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA 40th District) and remarks from various clinic leaders.
“Over the past 20 years community clinics and health centers have been at the forefront of massive transformations in LA’s health care landscape. LA’s clinics have demonstrated effective advocacy and collaboration toward a common vision of comprehensive, quality health care for all.” McCarthy said. “In the throes of health reform, today’s celebration comes at a perfect time for us to reflect on how far we have all come in achieving our shared vision.”
CCALAC will continue its celebration throughout the coming year with additional events and an online social media campaign highlighting the progress that member clinics have made throughout the past two decades.
THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of nonprofit community and free clinics in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 54 members that operate more than 200 clinics throughout the County. These clinics serve nearly one million patients per year, the majority of whom are uninsured or underinsured. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.
Contact: Alex Medina, Communications Specialist (213) 201-6529 Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County 700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90017