Advocacy and Public & Media Relations

For any media inquiries or public statements, please contact Tara Plese, AACHC Chief External Affairs Officer: or by phone at 602.288.7547

The Public & Media Relations program works with the general public, media outlets, and other partner organizations to inform and build strong relationships within the community. It also serves to facilitate contact between our health centers and interested parties.

Public Charge Update

Please note that the new public charge rule took effect on February 24, 2020. Download our toolkit to learn more about the rule and how it may impact the families we serve. Click here to download the AACHC Public Charge Toolkit

La nueva regla de carga pública tomó efecto el 24 de febrero 2020. Por favor descargue nuestro kit de herramientas para aprender más sobre como los cambios afectaran a las familias que servimos. Haga clic aqui para descargar el kit de herramientas sobre carga pública

Public Charge Screening Tool 

Created by partners with PIF California, we encourage you to share this helpful screening tool with immigrant communities. This tool was developed by benefits experts and immigration lawyers to help communities understand if there is a public charge test for their immigration plans or status.

  • Go to (English)
  • Go to (Spanish).
  • You can also access by text at 650-376-8006.
    • Text ‘benefits’ for English
    • Text ‘libre’ for Spanish
    • Text ‘福利’ for Chinese
    • Text ‘lợiích’ for Vietnamese

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