California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is the statewide leader and recognized
voice representing the interests of California community clinics and health centers
and their patients. CPCA represents more than 600 not-for-profit community clinics
and health centers (CCHCs) who provide comprehensive, quality health care services,
particularly for low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians, who might otherwise
not have access to health care. Visit the CPCA website at www.cpca.org
to locate a community clinic near you.
The California Medical Association’s “Taking an Active Role in Your
Healthcare” brochure assists patients and their families prepare for a visit
with a physician or hospital stay. Click
here to download the brochure.
The California Medical Association Foundation provides patient educational materials
on a wide variety of health issues, including diabetes, obesity, pediatric vaccines,
flu and cold, and the proper the use of antibiotics. For more information,
The California Medical Association publishes an Advance Health Care Directive
Kit which is available for purchase on the CMA website (www.cmanet.org).
The kit includes an Advance Health Care Directive form and wallet cards, as well
as answers to questions commonly asked about Advance Directives. For more
information or to purchase the kit
The Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is commonly used
by patients with a serious illness or whose life expectancy is a year or less.
The California Medical Association publishes a POLST kit which enables patients
to outline a plan of care reflecting the patient’s wishes concerning medical
treatment and interventions at life’s end. The kit includes legal forms
and wallet identification cards, and answers frequently asked questions about POLST
and other end-of-life issues. POLST
kits are available in both English and Spanish and can be purchased from
CMA’s online store.