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A California health center leader becomes an eyewitness to history

hirotaobmahirotaheadSherry Hirota, Executive Director of Asian Health Services in Oakland, CA, was among the health care leaders invited to the White House to see the SCHIP bill signed into law by President Obama. “When I had the chance to meet the President, I thanked him on behalf of Community Health Centers and the children,” says Hirota. As the head of a busy health center, Hirota understands the critical importance of expanding health insurance for children. Asian Health Services is part of a national network of health centers which are health care homes to nearly 6.5 million children – nearly 400,000 of whom are enrolled in SCHIP.