About Us

Ensuring the resources and tools necessary for optimal, individualized treatment and improved health outcomes

Who We Are

The California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC) is a unique alliance of more than 30 leading consumer health organizations and provider groups that promote the collaborative work of policy makers, industry leaders, providers, and consumers to improve the health of Californians with chronic conditions. We envision a system of care that is accessible, affordable, and of a high-quality that emphasizes prevention, coordinated care, and the patient’s wellness and longevity. Features of the CCCC include the early diagnosis of chronic conditions, access to effective and appropriate treatment and improved chronic care management.

Our mission is to improve the health care system where all Californians can access appropriate, affordable, quality health care. We do this by educating and collaborating with all branches of government and key stakeholders to re-design a system of care that includes access to appropriate affordable quality health care, including wellness and prevention coverage.

We envision a healthcare system where all Californians with chronic conditions or diseases can access individually appropriate health care and where people with chronic health conditions can become healthier and less costly to the healthcare system. This can be achieved through early and proper diagnosis, effective treatment, disease management, primary, secondary and tertiary prevention including timely affordable access to healthcare.

Since its inception, CCCC’s goals and values have been to represent California’s Chronic Care community in (Health consumers, Providers and Policy organizations), advocating for:

Prevention: The coalition embraces the traditional definition of Prevention in three:

  • Primary: Services which prevent a condition from ever presenting
  • Secondary: Services which detect a condition prior to clinical symptoms
  • Tertiary: Services focusing on diagnosis, then management of chronic conditions, after presentation of clinical symptoms

Affordability: The CCCC addresses access to affordable healthcare from the perspective of household income (total operating costs) that is appropriate and reasonable.

Access to Care: Ensuring universal access to health care coverage, including individuals who have pre-existing conditions. The coalition sees good healthcare as a team effort that involves the health consumer, physician, pharmacist, institution and insurer or health plan. The Coalition believes the concept of the “Medical Home”, in which patients receive integrated care from a team of professionals, is essential to healthcare reform.

Quality: Access and effectiveness. The Coalition believes patient-centered care based on current professional knowledge and scientific evidence is critical for improving health outcomes.



In 2007, at the request of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, non-profit health advocacy organizations representing chronic conditions formed a working group. Our mission was to represent the voice of the chronic care consumer, as 2007 was named “The Year of Health Reform for California.”

The CCCC focused on the five key principles of health care reform listed below and launched a statewide push for comprehensive health care reform.

  1. Comprehensive prevention policies to fight chronic conditions
  2. Every Californian is guaranteed they can buy health insurance
  3. Provides coverage for all and requires every California to have insurance including affordability
  4. Increases Medi-Cal reimbursements to doctors and hospitals
  5. Promotes contribution from all sectors

In its first two years the CCCC served as a recognized resource for the Office of the Governor, the California State legislature, regulators, the press, statewide and national organizations.

Realizing the importance and value we brought to the health care debate, in May of 2007, our working group formalized, becoming the California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC).