Alliance in the News

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New leader for Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 8, 2016
By Jondi Gumz



Businesses Going Green in North County
Press Banner, October 29, 2015
By Edita McQuary

Chaminade hosts State of the Region conference Nov. 4
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Business Digest: Santa Cruz), September 21, 2015

UC Santa Cruz grad River Charles earns Sutter scholarship for medical school
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 6, 2015
By Mark Riley, SMSC

Elderday wins boost in Medi-Cal reimbursement
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 21, 2015
By Jondi Gumz

More than 300 jam Santa Cruz job fair
Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 24, 2015
By Jondi Gumz

Job fair Tuesday: Santa Cruz employers looking for workers
Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 18, 2015
By Jondi Gumz


Go for Health goal: Reduce obesity by 10 percent by 2020
Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 18, 2014
By Jondi Gumz

UC Santa Cruz grad awarded Sutter scholarship for medical school
University of California Santa Cruz - University News & Events
November 19, 2014
By Tim Stephens

Alliance recognized for quality health care
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Coast Lines: Scotts Valley), October 24, 2014
Sentinel Staff Report

Merced mothers recognized for commitment to breast-feeding
Merced Sun-Star, August 6, 2014
By Ana B. Ibarra

Plan to save Santa Cruz County's Healthy Kids in place
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 13, 2014
By Jason Hoppin

Merced County Food Bank receives donations for programs
Merced Sun-Star, May 21, 2014
By Ana B. Ibarra

7,000 Santa Cruz County residents caught in Medi-Cal backlog
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 18, 2014
By Jondi Gumz

Covered California releases Santa Cruz County enrollment
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 9, 2014
By Jondi Gumz

Santa Cruz County unemployment 10.8 percent in March
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 18, 2014
By Jondi Gumz

Medi-Cal enrollment grows in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 1, 2014

Santa Cruz County ranks 11th in state in health standings
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 26, 2014


Santa Cruz County docs lead toward cheaper generics
Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 19, 2013

Nicole Lezin, Leslie Goodfriend, and Giang Nguyen: MediCruz Advantage a springboard for health reform.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 2, 2013

Clearwater Compliance Sponsors California Association of Health Plan Annual Conference
PR Web, October 17, 2013

Merced Sun-Star, September 27, 2013

Be a Champion for Expanded Coverage
Santa Cruz Good Times (Calendar), September 24, 2013

Health briefs: Health alliance names Dale Bishop chief medical officer Alliance names Dale Bishop chief officer
The Monterey County Herald, September 22, 2013

Affordable Care Act seminar to be Sept. 27
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Coast Lines: Watsonville), September 18, 2013

Health alliance names two executives
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Coast Lines: Scotts Valley), September 15, 2013

Alliance advisers to meet
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Coast Lines: Scotts Valley), September 7, 2013


Medi-Cal cuts worry Merced area health organizations
Merced Sun-Star, December 18, 2012
By Yesenia Amaro


What Obamacare means to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 23, 2012
By Nicole Lezin and Alan McKay


Medi-Cal transfer next year for youths
Merced Sun-Star, October 30, 2012
By Yesenia Amaro


Federal Healthcare Reform Hits Home
Santa Cruz Good Times, July 25, 2012


Navigating patients to better health and lower costs
HealthyCal.ORG: California Health Report, July 23, 2012
By Lynn Graebner


On the road to keeping people well
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Name Dropping), July 22, 2012
By Justine DaCosta


Demand for care will rise as health law boosts insured
Merced Sun-Star, July 2, 2012
By David Westphal, CHCF Center for Health Reporting (Yesenia Amaro contributed to this report)


Santa Cruz County reacts to court ruling: Relief for people without health insurance
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 28, 2012
By Jondi Gumz


Central California Alliance for Health buys 1700 and 1800 Green Hills Road for $8.7 million
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 7, 2012
By Jondi Gumz


Healthcare advocates call governor's budget revision a "body blow."
Monterey County Weekly, May 24, 2012
By Kera Abraham


Nonprofit health plan honored
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 3, 2012


Alliance wins two state awards
The Monterey County Herald, April 21, 2012


Hernando, Miss., and Central California Alliance for Health creating a culture of wellness
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 3, 2012
By Jondi Gumz


Getting off to a healthy start: Program shows promise two years after passage of Affordable Care Act
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 31, 2012
By Jondi Gumz


Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County: Giving health care providers clues to improve
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 25, 2012


$24K grant will insure more Merced County kids - Money will help struggling agency as the number of uninsured rises
Merced Sun-Star, March 16, 2012
By Yesenia Amaro


ACAP Plans Recognized for Quality by California's Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), February 28, 2012 Newsletter


Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Good Times: 2012 Health Issue, February 22, 2012


Scotts Valley's Central California Alliance for Health earns high marks
Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 2, 2012
By Jondi Gumz



Peter Long, Alan McKay, Bill Monning: Local health care reform: Challenges and opportunities
Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 25, 2011
Peter Long, Alan McKay, Bill Monning


Anthem drops Freedom Blue Medicare Advantage plan; 2,500 local senior citizens affected
Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 4, 2011
By Jondi Gumz


Affordable health care article important
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Opinion, Letters to the Editor), October 1, 2011


Palo Alto Medical Foundation has high hopes for medical care in
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 9, 2011
By Jennifer Pittman


Funding healthcare in an alphabet soup of acronyms - Community Report, September 5, 2011
By Tim Moran


People in Business
Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 28, 2011
By Jondi Gumz


Perks of the Valley
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, August 4, 2011
By Vicki Thompson


Merced doctors get help keeping patients out of hospitals
Merced Sun-Star, June 22, 2011
By Yesenia Amaro


Safety Net Plans in California Collect 14 of 21 Quality Awards
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) Newsletter, June 14, 2011


Health alliance wins quality awards
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 10, 2011
Sentinel Coast Lines Report


Health Improvement Partnership: We could all use some 'health care' reform
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 31, 2011
By Leslie Conner


Santa Cruz County hopes to add indigent to health care rolls
Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 11, 2011
By Jason Hoppin


Health Improvement Partnership: Building a better, stronger health care system
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 30, 2011
By Sentinel Staff


Medi-Cal Faces $1.7B in Funding Cuts Under Brown's Budget Plan
California Healthline, January 11, 2011


Medi-Cal Patients Face Higher Co-Pays
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 11, 2011

By Sandy Kleffman


Healthy Marks for Merced County in Keeping Patients Out of Hospitals with Preventative Care
Merced Sun-Star, December 29, 2010

By Yesenia Amaro


Central California Alliance for Health serves 1 out of 2 people in Merced County
Merced Sun-Star, November 16, 2010

By Yesenia Amaro


Still too many patients coming to Mercy's ER
Merced Sun-Star, July 13, 2010

By Carol Reiter


Health leaders see significant benefits in health care reform
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 25, 2010

By Sentinel Staff


Santa Cruz County Renews Commitment to Getting Drunks Off the Street
San Jose Mercury News, April 19, 2010

By Kurtis Alexander


Santa Cruz County Renews Commitment to Getting Drunks Off the Street
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 18, 2010

By Kurtis Alexander


The Alliance Opens a New Office
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 25, 2010

By Sentinel Staff


CCAH opens a new office in Salinas as health care reform kicks in
Monterey County Weekly, March 25, 2010

By Kera Abraham

As We See It: Uninsured Kids: Keep children healthy
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 24, 2010

By Sentinel Staff


Leaders look for ways to keep Healthy Kids afloat and kids insured
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 24, 2010

By Jocelyn Wiener


Uninsured Kids - Wakeup call: Funding for kids health care programs unraveling
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 22, 2010

By Jocelyn Wiener


Santa Cruz County Healthy Kids program once a model plan
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 22, 2010

By Jocelyn Wiener


Maverick local doctors and therapists prescribe a wellness coup.
Monterey County Weekly, January 21, 2010

By Kera Abraham


Food Drive Sets a New Record
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 10, 2010

By Sentinel Staff Report


Feds Provide Relief for Children's Health Care in California
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 1, 2010

By Jondi Gumz



Central California Alliance for Health Earns Gold for Third Straight Year
Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 30, 2009

By Sentinel Staff Report


Monterey County's Medi-Cal could be national model
Californian, July 4, 2009

By Leslie Griffy


UC Student Wins Scholarship
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 9, 2009


Health care nonprofit opens Merced office
Merced Sun-Star, March 30, 2009
By Carol Reiter


Health Care Alliance Expands
Monterey County Herald, November 21, 2008
By Jim Johnson


Monterey County supervisors OK regional health-care pact
The Californian, November 19, 2008
Local News & Events


Merced County joins health alliance
Merced Sun-Star, November 19, 2008
By Danielle Gaines


Local Health Plan Wins State Quality Awards
The Californian, April 4, 2008
Local News & Events


Name Dropper
The Monterey County Herald, April 2, 2008

Central Coast Alliance earns state honors
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 1, 2008
By Jondi Gumz


Plight of uninsured affects us all
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 27, 2008
by Alan McKay


People in Business
Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 17, 2007
Local Business


Health Care Reform
Good Times Weekly, June 28 - July 4, 2007
By Alan McKay


United to help
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 3, 2007
Santa Cruz Style

Local nonprofit wins gold award for health services
Salinas Californian, April 2, 2007
Wellness News and Events

Nonprofit health plan wins Gold Award
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 23, 2007
by Jondi Gumz

Free shuttle service for seniors takes hit
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 16, 2007
By Terri Morgan

President Bush wants to shift health care burden from government to private market
Monterey County Weekly, Feb 01, 2007
by Zachary Stahl

Has Health Care Flatlined?
Good Times Weekly, February 1-7, 2007
by Peter Koht

Governor, Democrats join to promote kids' health coverage
Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 6, 2007
by Matt King


Jondi Gumz, Reporter at Large: How's your Health? Taking our temperature
Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 22, 2006
by Jondi Gumz

Nonprofit Health Plan Wins Award
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 28, 2006
Coast Lines

Phil Rather award recognizes contributions to community
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 25, 2006
By Julie Copeland

Community health care award recipients named
Register Pajaronian, March 23, 2006
By Amanda Schoenberg


What if Natividad Disappeared? Loss of beds, clinics would send shock waves through hospital network
Monterey County Herald, March 19, 2006
By Joe Livernois


Watsonville dialysis patients try to cope after arson
Santa Cruz Sentinel February 2, 2006
By Daniel Lopez


Hospital’s woes could get worse
Register Pajaronian, January 4, 2006
By Roger Sideman


County to establish Medi-Cal call center
Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 3, 2005
By Brian Seals, Sentinel staff writer


Healthy Kids celebrates first anniversary
Register Pajaronian, October 13, 2005
By Amanda Schoenberg


Health Care Right Now; Is there a way to give CPR to the beleaguered health care system?
Good Times, September 22, 2005
By Chandler Harris


Award honors mom-friendly businesses
Register Pajaronian, August 21, 2005
By Amanda Schoenberg


State honors regional health plan for poor
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 5, 2005
Coast Lines