POCA Coop Transition Summary

It’s been a year since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and community acupuncture clinics have been deeply affected. Many clinics have closed, sadly, never to re-open. Other clinics closed during lockdown or never closed at all, and quickly learned how to revamp their operations to keep the community as safe as possible during what can only be described as a time of collective trauma. The clinics that have survived are doing their best to keep going. It’s probably fair to say that no one clinic is thriving - yet.

POCA is also adapting, and while this change has been a long time coming, COVID has played a large part in this much-needed transition. To make a long story short, the structure of POCA as a sprawling and complex co-operative is no longer financially sustainable and in its current form requires too many operational resources. General Circle and BOD have concluded the best path forward is to move POCA from a co-operative business structure to a leaner 501(c)6 membership-run non-profit.

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posted on April 7 2021 by ellengrover

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POCA’s Statement of Solidarity and Support with AAPI Communities

In solidarity, People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) grieves with our neighbors, colleagues, and loved ones within the Asian American Pacific Islander communities.

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posted on March 24 2021 by POCA Community Volunteers

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BOOK REVIEW: Poke, A Community Acupuncturist’s Tale

The first novel about Community Acupuncture

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posted on December 7 2020 by Roppy

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POCA’s statement on Systemic Racism

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posted on June 8 2020 by POCA Community Volunteers

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Corona is the virus, capitalism is the crisis.

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posted on May 11 2020 by Carolineaviva

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POCA is Closed

What we are doing in the age of Stay at Home and Shelter in Place.

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posted on April 8 2020 by Roppy

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Shift Happens

Change is always happening. How do we shape and direct it? It’s up to you. It’s up to us.

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posted on November 16 2019 by crismonteiro

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YOUR COMMENTS, PLEASE!

This is a call to comment on Centers for Medicare/Medicade Services proposal to cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain.
Comments to be directed to the online form found in the post below.

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posted on August 12 2019 by crismonteiro

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Come to Marin POCAfest September 27-29!

Come to POCAfest!

Hey punks and family! POCA is happy to hold another POCAfest in Marin Headlands-right on the beach- this September 27-29 and we want you to be there too. Where else can you accumulate a bunch of CEUs (see below) and actually have fun while doing so but seeing old friends and making new friends while talking about the important issues of being a CA punk? Nowhere that’s where!

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posted on August 7 2019 by Skip

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