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Welcome to our HCA - Contra Costa County page.

Join us at one of our upcoming meetings

Contra Costa Chapter on Sunday May 7, West County Team on Thursday June14. See Meetings below for details.

Endorsements needed

We need as many endorsements as possible before the State Senate Health Committee meets on April 26. Please get your organizational or business endorsements in by April 17. But also after April 17, keep the endorsement coming. To see a list of organizations in support of prior single payer bills click here. Click here for a write-up on how to request and process an organization's endorsement. Click the following links for: SB 562 Fact Sheet, SB 562 Sample Letter of Organizational Endorsement, SB 562 Sample Letter of Small Business Endorsement, 5 Reasons for Bussiness to Support SB 562. Submission is easy, just e-mail your endorsement to and Cc:

Movie Showings

Now Is The Time Healthcare for Everybody, FIX IT Healthcare At The Tipping Point, and The Healthcare Movie

We can host a screening for you and your friends or members of your organization. Following the one hour plus (or a shorter version), we can facilitate a discussion. Contact Nel by e-mail.

Watch the trailers:

Movie Showing of "Now is The Time Healthcare for Everybody"

Saturday May 6, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Contra Costa Central Labor Council

1333 Pine Street, Suite E, Martinez 94553,



Wednesday June 7, 2017, 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM, Brentwood Community Center

Community Room B, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood 94513, 


Our Chapter

We invite you to join us at one of our meetings. We encourage you to get in touch if you need information or would like to get involved. We love to hear from you.

Regular Activities

  • Provide education for the community on issues dealing with healthcare reform
  • Offer public forums and presentations to community groups
  • Publicize related community activities
  • Table at community events
  • Advocate with our legislators in visits, letters, and phone calls
  • Seek endorsements for legislation
  • Provide representatives to meetings of a larger coalition within the East Bay dedicated to Single Payer Health Care reform
  • Support the AllCare Alliance by providing representatives to meetings and by seeking endorsements. See this page for more information and a list of endorsers. For an endorsement form click here.
  • Fundraise for both our local and state organizations
  • Inform and recruit members

We have a dedicated team of volunteers working on these items in West Contra Costa County.


The Contra Costa County Chapter meets bi-monthly on Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The meetings are held in Building 1 Conference Room (Clinic Building) at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. 2017 Meeting dates: Feb. 12, Mar. 19, May 7, Jul. 9, Sep. 10, Nov. 12.

The West County Team meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the West County Health Center, Conference Room A ,13601 San Pablo Ave (just North of Vale Rd), San Pablo.  2017 Meeting dates: Feb. 8, Apr. 12, Jun. 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11.

The Central/East County Team meets on an as needed basis at Pleasant Hill Co-Housing, 2200 Lisa Ln, Pleasant Hill. If you plan to attend, please email

Links to Recent Chapter Newsletters

November 2016   February 2017    March 2017

For a Background History of California Single Payer Legislation

Go Here

HCA Chapter Meeting on 2/12/2017

HCA Chapter Meeting 2/12/2017


The Chapter is happy to be considered for sponsorships of single payer related events in Contra Costa County, such as conferences, etc. We can help in many different ways. All sponsorship requests will be considered by our Executive Committee. Please forward all sponsorship requests as early as possible to one of our Chairs, Marian Shostrom or Janet Thomas. Clearly state the purpose of your event, provide a list of the main sponsor and co-sponsors, and indicate by what date you need a response. Include an explanation of the expectations, publicity, staffing, financial, etc. of sponsorship requested. The Chapter looks forward to working with you.