We Stand in Solidarity with Our Black Communities

At California Health Advocates (CHA) one of our core values is tolerance, diversity, and social justice in all our actions. We stand against discrimination affecting the Black community, and other minority and marginalized communities.

We have a responsibility to acquire cultural competence and examine our own part in calling out discrimination, particularly in how it affects older adults and people with disabilities. We encourage honest conversations and collaborate with community partners, friends and loved ones to work towards social justice.

Service with respect and understanding is at the heart of our organization and we will press forward with our mission to continue providing quality Medicare and related healthcare coverage information, education, and policy advocacy to all Californians.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.