Press Releases

Voice of OC posts press releases as a way of providing readers with information directly from businesses, cities, county and state agencies, political organizations and nonprofits. We do not edit or rewrite press releases. We allow readers to comment on releases, and we encourage readers to contact the originator of a given release for more information. To submit a press release email

To read the guidelines for submitting press releases click here.

Bridget Kelly
Director, Communications

For Immediate Release: Media Alert


 OC Supervisors and more than 70 organizations to participate at family-friendly event 

WHAT: This year marks the 20th anniversary of CalOptima, an Orange County public agency and health plan that provides health insurance for more than 750,000 low- income children, adults, seniors and people living with disabilities. To celebrate, CalOptima is hosting a Health and Wellness Community Event as part of its continued commitment to providing access to quality health care through provider and local partnerships.

OPPORTUNITIES: Visuals include:

 Community members receiving free preventive health services, including flu shots and health screenings for high blood pressure and cholesterol.

 Children receiving dental and vision screenings.

 Families enjoying the kids’ activity zone.

 Live performances by senior hula and folklorico dancers.

 A presentation honoring the 20th anniversary featuring local officials.

INTERVIEWS: Interviews are available with:

 CalOptima CEO Michael Schrader, who can reflect on how the agency serves as a model for other publicly funded health plans across the state.

 Orange County Supervisors and CalOptima Board Members Lisa Bartlett and Andrew Do, who can discuss the important role that CalOptima plays in the community.

 Representatives from leading community-based organizations and provider groups, who can highlight their strong dedication to serving CalOptima’s membership, which includes 1 in 3 Orange County children.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE: CalOptima Headquarters
505 City Parkway West
Orange, CA 92868

Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

Join the conversation: In lieu of comments, we encourage readers to engage with us across a variety of mediums. Join our Facebook discussion. Message us via our website or staff page. Send us a secure tip. Share your thoughts in a community opinion piece.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *