The California Partnership for Access to Treatment
(CPAT) is a diverse network of advocacy organizations,
community groups, health care providers and employers, committed
to ensuring a healthy and productive California.
CPAT serves as a communications, education and resource network
to keep its partners and the communities they serve informed about
critical issues involving access to treatment in California.
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment:
- Supports eliminating health care disparities and reducing
the barriers to quality care, treatment and access to medicines
for the underinsured, minorities and underserved communities.
- Supports promotion of health education and preventive health
care initiatives within our communities to reduce the prevalence
- Supports a competitive environment that promotes healthcare
innovation and the development of new cures and treatments for
rare and chronic diseases.
California Partnership for Access to Treatment members will include
patient advocates, nonprofit organizations, clinics, nurses, physician
organizations, the biotechnology industry, religious, ethnic and
community groups, and employer and business organizations. Many
partners provide support and services directly to patients and
their families, including those living with arthritis, cancer,
diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, liver and kidney
disease, mental illness, pulmonary disease, vision impairment,
and many others. See our list of partners.