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Doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at community clinics work long hours treating multitudes of patients, who often have more than one chronic illness.

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Kazue Shibata has been in the community health care field for two decades. She is one of the founders and the first chief executive officer of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., a federally fundedcommunity health center in east Hollywood that provides primary health care and health education services to Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese, Pillion, Chinese, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, andSpanish-speaking immigrants. Born and reared in Japan, Ms.

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Elizabeth Forer is the chief executive officer and executive director of the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the nation, which provides services to 23,000 patients a year at seven locations. Before joining the Venice Family Clinic in 1994, she served for five years as executive director of Settlement Health and Medical Services, a nonprofit community health center in East Harlem, New York. She also directed a department at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Ms. Forer is a California HealthCare Foundation Health Leadership Fellow.

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As California lawmakers finally reach a budget agreement, it's time to start assessing how the proposed deep cuts in health care services may affect your community.

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Carmela Castellano-Garcia is CEO of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), a professional organization representing more than 600 nonprofit community clinics and health centers in California that provide comprehensive, quality health care services to primarily low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians.

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Ms. Abbe Land is a councilwoman and former mayor of the city of West Hollywood and serves as co-chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, a nonprofit health and human services organization that provides free medical and dental care for children, adolescents and adults; HIV education, counseling and testing; specialized medical and social services for homeless and at-risk youth; prenatal care; and legal and mental health services to thousands of people each year. Installed as mayor in April 2005, Ms.

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