Health—General & Rehabilitative

California Health Advocates

aka CHA

Sacramento, CA

Mission

California Health Advocates provides quality Medicare and related healthcare coverage information, education and policy advocacy.

Notes from the Nonprofit

We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions. Call (916) 231-5110.

Ruling Year

1998

Board Chair

Douglas Shaw

Main Address

5380 Elvas Ave Ste 221

Sacramento, CA 95819 USA

Keywords

Medicare, California, statewide, training, aging, health, insurance, senior, disability,

EIN

94-3275527

 Number

4960135835

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Seniors' Rights (R25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Blog

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

CHA works to address Medicare rights for beneficiaries and those that assist them. Medicare has been at the forefront of public policy to have it be privatized. CHA will work towards keeping this entitlement as is. Also, there are so many that need to be educated on their Medicare benefits and we help with educating professionals who work with Medicare beneficiaries.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Medicare Policy Advocacy/Technical Assistance

Senior Medicare Patrol

Medicare Training

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

To educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries about their options. To participate in the legislative process in advocating for senior rights pertaining to their Medicare, supplemental insurance and Long Term Care insurance.

Our strategy is to do outreach and educate via our website. We are reachable to organizations that need assistance.

We have staff and consultants that are capable of assisting within our scope of work.

By the number of people we educate and website visits.

We have accomplished much in the Public Policy arena. Just recently we worked towards getting the Equitable Relief extended from those on an ACA plan to Medicare.

External Reviews

Financials

California Health Advocates

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity