Norma Forbes
Executive Director

Message From Our Executive Director

I have always said Fresno HCAP is about collaboration.  This year has proven that is still true.  We have worked effectively with our tried and true collaborators, the Children’s Health Initiative for Fresno County.  As the health care environment has continued to deteriorate, we are also surrounding ourselves with new partners.  We have grown our Board membership with new members.  We have reinvigorated our Outreach, Enrollment, Retention and Utilization (OERU) Coalition, because we believe that our Certified Application  Counsellors/Assistors are critical to successfully serving the diverse populations in need of health insurance in Fresno County.  We are working more actively with the statewide California Children and Families Health Initiatives and Covering Kids and Families.  There is definitely strength in numbers! 

However, the other key attribute we embrace is change.  We have proven to be flexible enough to weather dramatic health care fiscal crises at the local, state and federal levels..  We continue our mission, our programs and our services. 

Through collaboration and continuous change, but we remain dedicated to our mission of increasing access to care for underserved communities in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley.  We serve as a foundation for greater community cooperation to meet health needs.  Through coordination, collaboration, implementation and resource allocation, joint decisions can benefit the health care of all Fresno County Residents. 

We see many challenges near at hand and in the distance.  Thanks to all of our partners and with Board and staff leadership, we face these challenges with confidence and persistence.  Please join us as we continue to work together in 2018 to improve access to health care for the medically underserved.