The CCCC participates in many programs around the state.  Please click on the program area of interest below.

Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017: the Million Hearts Initiative

The CCCC is a proud partner of:


Clinical Quality Improvement

Leadership Collaborative

California Statewide Goals:Preventing Heart Attacks, Strokes and Diabetic Complication

For more information about the Right Care Initiative click on Health Research for Action below:

“We don’t have time for “Business as Usual,” CCCC has brought together organizations with a common goal, The People of California, regardless of their current health status, need reform. That’s our job; create a system that promotes good health for the “whole person.”

- Stewart Ferry, Legislative Advocate, National MS Society, California Action Netwo

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice. Please click below to view video.



Consumer Resources

 Alzheimer’s Disease, Facts and Figures Alzheimer’s Disease, Facts and Figures: As the baby boomer generation enters retirement age, the number of seniors in the United States will soon become a substantial portion of the population. This also means that the proportion of people with certain diseases will also increase since seniors are the most venerable to these certain diseases. Between now and 2030 there will be a doubling in the number of Alzheimer’s disease. Since the primary risk factor for Alzheimer’s is older age, a substantial increase should be expected in the numbers of people who will be living with the disease.
California Diabetes Program California Diabetes Program has a mission to prevent diabetes and its complications. Their key objectives are to Conduct Surveillance to monitor statewide diabetes health status and risk factors; Provide Communications to increase awareness about diabetes; Guide Public Policy to support people with and at risk for diabetes; Offer leadership, guidance, and resources for Community Health Interventions; Improve quality of care in Health Care Delivery Systems; Reduce diabetes-related Health problems.
Diabetes Coalition of California (DCC) The Diabetes Coalition of California (DCC) is an independent organization dedicated to recognizing and reducing the impact of diabetes in the state's diverse communities. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from the general public, local health departments, universities, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and a variety of community-based, voluntary, health and professional organizations.
Californians for Patient Care (CPC) Californians for Patient Care (CPC) is an organization that is committed to working with stakeholders in pursuit of finding “common threads” which would benefit patients in the long run. CPC works hand in hand with industry experts and research institutions to work on key healthcare issues in California. Their goal is to understand current healthcare issues which will help improve California’s healthcare system in the long run.
failure of our health care system

California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP)
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of uninsured people in California and the number of primary care physicians available has decreased over the years.  Eventually, this can leave the many working and lower class people without care. The failure of our health care system, which is unable to become cost-effective, coordinated, and provides high-quality care, does not only affect the unprivileged, but also a lot of middle class people as well. By strengthening our health care system we can manage the rise in chronic illness and allow citizens quality and affordable healthcare.

County Health Rankings: New Rankings: Income Inequality is a new measure we've added for 2015, and our measures have been updated with new data. We've also rolled out new measure maps that more accurately show where on the spectrum of health your area falls. See the data for your community on our website.

Chronic health conditions can eventually lead to serous consequences such as disability and even death AARP: Chronic health conditions can have a profound effect on people’s lives and eventually lead to serous consequences such as disability and even death. A serious problem with chronic illness is loss of information as patient’s transition from one hospital to another. Its issues like these that make it obvious that changes in the delivery of healthcare are needed to better support people with chronic illness. Healthcare providers, family, caregivers and patients all have to play a critical role in managing care for the chronic illness.
The Health Reform Library The Health Reform Library is a collection of recent work done by some of the leading prevention organizations, public health organizations, and public policy organizations that are determined in shaping national dialogue and policymaking on healthcare and healthcare reform.
CDC California: Prevention of chronic diseases can be done by living a healthy lifestyle CDC California Statistics: Chronic diseases, such as: heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, are known to be the most costly, as well as the most preventable of all health problems. Prevention of such diseases can be done by living a healthy lifestyle, mainly by avoiding tobacco use, being physically active and eating well. Access to high-quality and affordable preventative care prevention is an essential step in saving lives.

California Healthcare Foundation

California Health Care Foundation (CHCF): Self management support program

California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is a organization that puts forth approaches in caring for patients with chronic disease. It is a known fact that chronic conditions are known to be one of the major causes of illness, disability, and death.

The purpose of the self-management support program is to help educate patients into becoming more informed about their health condition and to give them insight into what the next step is to seek treatment. Providing this support takes time and resources, and many physicians cannot provide this kind of support. Therefore, non-physician teams of caregivers, who are trained to work with physician to offers self management support must be brought in.

California Office of the Patient Advocate California Office of the Patient Advocate: The OPA was created to represent the interests of health plan members to get the care they deserve and to promote transparency and quality health care by publishing an annual Quality of Care Report Card. Its mission is to educate consumers about their rights and responsibilities as health plan enrollees and to teach them how to make best use of the serves offered by their health plans.
  Healthcare Exchange Advocacy & Repossibility Team: Young people and minorities — groups essential to averting adverse selection — strongly endorse team-care options to drive down costs, improve medical outcomes and expand access to care.

“Nearly three in four California voters expressed interest in making health plans available based on a physician-led personal health team approach to care,” said Mark DiCamillo, senior vice president of Field Research Corporation, who conducted the survey.

View the survey results. 


Champions for Change are people — just like you — who are using their power to help their families prevent serious health problems. These health problems include obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain types of cancer.

Champions for Change are people who are committed to helping their families eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active. They are also involved in making healthy changes in their neighborhoods.


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The Network for a Healthy California represents a statewide movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity.  Multiple venues are used to facilitate behavior change in the homes, schools, worksites, and communities of low-income Californians to create environments that support fruit andvegetable consumption and physical activity. 

  Improving Chronic Illness Care is dedicated to the idea that United States health care can do better. Over 145 million people - almost half the population - suffer from asthma, depression and other chronic conditions. Over eight percent of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with diabetes.  Almost 48 million Americans report a disability related to chronic illness.  Illnesses tend to cluster: among older adults, 43% have 3 or more illnesses and 23% have more than five.

We believe that people can lead better, healthier lives. Providers who care for chronically ill patients can be better supported with evidence-based guidelines, specialty expertise, and information systems. Overall health care costs can be lowered through better care delivery.

Government Resources

California Department of Managed Health Care California Department of Managed Health Care Residents of California have the best patient's rights laws in the nation. The Help Center at the Department of Managed Health Care is here to explain your health care rights and help you understand how to use your health care benefits. They make sure that health plans follow the law and address all member patient issues.

Right Care Initiative:
Governor of the State of California California State Office of Governor Edmond G. Brown Jr.
California Department of Insurance California Department of Insurance
CA Department of Health Care Services California Department of Health Care Services
CA Department of Public Health California Department of Public Health
California State Assembly California State Assembly Health Committee
State of California Senate California State Senate Health Committee

National Resources

take steps into achieving better health Healthy People 2010 is a program that challenges people, communities, and business professionals, to take steps into achieving better health. Healthy People 2010 is designed to achieve two goals. Their first goal is to help individuals improve their quality of life. Their second goal is to eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population.
   The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association hails the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) "Report on Pain"

Read the full IOM report.
Read highlights of the report.
National Priorities Partnership: National Quality Forum National Priorities Partnership is the right people coming together at the right time, committed to real action that will transform the nation’s healthcare system. The 32 Partner organizations have significant influence over healthcare, uniquely positioning them to improve America’s health and healthcare system. The Partnership has a vision for world-class, affordable healthcare and is transforming healthcare from the inside out.
Partnership for Fighting Chronic Disease The mission of the Partnership for Fighting Chronic Disease is to educate the public about chronic disease and potential solutions for individuals and communities. To mobilize Americans to call for change in how governments, employers, and health institutions approach chronic disease. And finally challenge policymakers on the health policy changes that are necessary to effectively fight chronic disease.