Regional Health Initiatives

Regional Health Initiatives

CHIOC has participated in numerous community forums as subject matter experts on the ACA repeal through the OC Health Access and Enrollment Task Force, providing best practices and industry updates on federal and state policies to educate enrollment counselors and community members throughout Orange County. Our regional initiatives primarily include the Task Force and Covered OC.

Orange County Health Access & Enrollment Task Force

The Orange County Health Access & Enrollment Task Force brings together enrollment counselors, promotoras, community health workers and care coordinators to serve as a forum to gather ideas, express concerns and create solutions for helping families’ access healthcare services.

In 1998, the task force began by focusing on services for children. Since then, it has grown from a group of 20 to a membership of more than 100 strong, serving to ensure access to health insurance for both children and adults across Orange County.

Amy Arambulo
Director, Community Impact
211 OC United Way

Taryn Palumbo
Executive Director
OC Grantmakers

Georgina Maldonado
Executive Director
Community Health Initiative of Orange County

Valerie Murguia
Staff Paralegal
Community Legal Aid SoCal

Stephanie Hernandez
Program Manager of Care and Coverage
The Coalition of OC Community Health Centers

Lidia Campos
Eligibility Supervisor
Share Our Selves

Tiffany Kaaiakamanu
Director of Community Relations
CalOptima Health

Loreen Montagnon
Community Engagement Manager
Social Services Agency of Orange County


Erika Vargas
Project Coordinator
Community Health Initiative of Orange County

Covered OC

Initiated by CHI OC in 2014, Covered OC is a collaborative of service agencies, businesses and government representatives devoted to supporting healthcare access and coverage for all Orange County residents through Covered California. The group also provides support for local healthcare service providers in delivering outreach, education, advocacy, enrollment and retention services for individuals who may be uninsured or underinsured, or have limited income or understanding of the English language.