CA Access News

January 2008

In this Issue: Feature | Partner Spotlight | Calendar | Welcome New Partners | In the News | Interesting Information


New Year's Resolution: More Value

In celebration of our successful year of growth and accomplishments, the CPAT team has made its New Year's resolution to bring even more value to each of our partners in 2008!

To help achieve this goal, we are making it even easier to become involved with CPAT through our Web site, Our online calendar of events and partner listings will become more user-friendly while providing you with the resources that you need to network and connect with other partners. The CPAT Web site will also include additional partner spotlights, new health care resources and much more.

Through the next year, we will continue to bring high-quality speakers and presentations to areas throughout the state. In addition to our traditional luncheon seminars, the CPAT team looks forward to bringing even more events to our partners such as advocacy trainings and networking luncheons.

Thank you again for your partnership and we look forward to future collaboration with you in 2008. If you have any suggestions for the CPAT team, please contact us at


Partner Spotlight

Multiple Sclerosis California Action Network (MS-CAN)

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Northern California Chapter is committed to the empowerment of people with MS, their families, friends, significant others, and all people affected by MS. We are committed to honoring and supporting the independence and self-sufficiency of people with MS by providing accurate and timely information, advocacy, material assistance, and emotional support.

Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more research, offers more services and provides more professional education programs for people with MS than any other MS organization in the world. The Society serves more than one million people annually and provides millions in research grants to scientists at local universities. As a part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Northern California Chapter, the Multiple Sclerosis California Action Network (MS-CAN) is an advocacy coalition formed by the six MS Society chapters serving the Golden State. The network’s grassroots efforts guard the rights of people with disabilities.

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Outreach and Advocacy Training Session
Thursday, January 17
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Doubletree Hotel - San Diego
RSVP: Andrea at (323) 466-3445 or


CPAT Partner Roundtable
Tuesday, January 22
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Il Fornaio - Sacramento
RSVP: Kristen at (916) 658-0144 or


Be sure to check out the CPAT Calendar of Events to find out about upcoming partner conferences, seminars, fundraisers, and other activities in your area. If you would like your event listed, please contact Janet at


Welcome New Partners

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In the News

Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions
MSN Health & Fitness - Mental Health
Keeping a New Year's resolution may depend on following three simple steps. Click here to see what you can do to help yourself stay dedicated.

New Year's Resolution No-nos
MSN Health & Fitness - Fitness
63 percent of people stick to their resolutions for at least two months. Click here to see the top five reasons why we don’t keep our resolutions past February.


Interesting Information


  • People make more resolutions to start a new habit, than to break an old one.
  • 63 percent of people keep their resolutions after two months.
  • 67 percent of people make three or more resolutions.

Top four resolutions:

  • Increase exercise
  • Be more conscientious about work or school
  • Develop better eating habits
  • Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)

From: 10 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions


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